Windows 10: Downgrade to Windows 7 (NOT from PC Settings)

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  1. Downgrade to Windows 7 (NOT from PC Settings)


    I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and now i want to downgrade, because the OS gets more and more limiting with every Insider Build and Update (How do you expect locking the Taskbar texture to not be changed to the Taskbar my Classic,XP Luna,and Aero have?) and for gaming reasons (Minecraft keeps on crashing,due to 10s automatic driver updates). Unfortunatly, with the way MicroLocker provided,since my laptop came with 8.1, Settings only let's me downgrade to 8.1, which is the OS i hated more than 10 (Even though it's limitful, 10 is better than 8). So how can i do that?

    :)
     
    TweakMaster, Oct 26, 2015
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  2. Andre Da Costa, Oct 26, 2015
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  3. How to downgrade Windows 10 (OEM) ?

    I just called dell and they said it is possible to downgrade to window 7 on my pc. They could do it but i have to pay for it. The problem

    now for me is finding a instructions how to downgrade a default windows 10 to windows 7.
     
    PaulMercado, Oct 26, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Downgrade to Windows 7 (NOT from PC Settings)

    Brink, Oct 26, 2015
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  5. What in the world is a clean install? Does it mean you CANNOT keep your files?

    NV I read it and it said i cannot keep files. Anyway to downgrade and keep your files?
     
    TweakMaster, Oct 26, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I'm afraid not if you don't meet the qualifications I posted about going back to the previous Windows. *Sad
     
    Brink, Oct 26, 2015
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  7. DOH*Doh. I have tons of paid games/programs on my Laptop like Minecraft (20$),WindowBlinds (5$),and more. Is there at least a way to at least choose what i CAN keep?
     
    TweakMaster, Oct 26, 2015
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Downgrade to Windows 7 (NOT from PC Settings)

    Not with a clean install. *Sad
     
    Brink, Oct 26, 2015
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  9. Damn it! Seems like i either need to get rid of 8s bugs and annoyances or i should just find a hack that allows Taskbar texture changing....Who am i kidding? Seems like it's a bye bye to my favorite Minecraft saves and my WindowBlinds license....
     
    TweakMaster, Oct 26, 2015
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  10. Joergi Win User
    Joergi, Oct 26, 2015
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  11. Ztruker Win User
    Is taskbar texture important enough to do a clean install to go back to the previous OS? I have never changed taskbar texture that I'm aware of, didn't even know you could.

    You really should have been doing image backups to an external USB hard drive then problems like this are easily resolved by restoring an image.

    My recommendation would be to stick with Windows 10 and look for ways to do what you feel is absolutely necessary and only then consider a clean install to go back if one or more of those can not be accomplished.
     
    Ztruker, Oct 27, 2015
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  12. If you want to actually see,if you have one, go to your 7/8/8.1 PC or Laptop and patch your theming with UXPatcher. Then get a Devitant Art theme. In the pic, it probably shows that the taskbar looks diffrent but he is running 8 or 7. On 10,this is impossible. It still looks like the 3.1-like bland color. However, that's just 1 reason. There are many more tweaking limits that MicroLock® has added with 10.
     
    TweakMaster, Oct 27, 2015
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  13. Downgrade to Windows 7 (NOT from PC Settings)

    If you want to actually see,if you have one, go to your 7/8/8.1 PC or Laptop and patch your theming with UXPatcher. Then get a Devitant Art theme. In the pic, it probably shows that the taskbar looks diffrent but he is running 8 or 7. On 10,this is impossible. It still looks like the 3.1-like bland color. A WindowBlinds Skin is a great example too, as it kinda does already work with 10. The screenshot of your skin that WB shows you says the taskbar is supposed to have that specific look. But once you try it, you get the sae thing with an invisible clock. However, that's just 1 reason. There are many more tweaking limits that MicroLock® has added with 10.
     
    TweakMaster, Oct 27, 2015
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  14. No, i heard it already. CS i already have (The tiled SMenu with Ads and a horrible search fuction was to horrid for me) and everyone i asked said MicroLock has disabled taskbar texture (what defaults to Black in 10) change.
     
    TweakMaster, Oct 27, 2015
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  15. spapakons Win User
    I am using Classic Shell and I can set the taskbar color to whatever I like and also select the level of transparency I like. I can also set the color of the start menu independently to whatever else I want. The search function is similar to searching with the search icon of the taskbar, I didn't notice any problem when using it. Just click on the start button and type what you want to find in the search box. It is the same as clicking on the search icon, which you can use if you prefer.
     
    spapakons, Oct 27, 2015
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