Windows 10: downgrading from Win 10 to 7 and then upgrade back to Win 10

Discus and support downgrading from Win 10 to 7 and then upgrade back to Win 10 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a laptop that came with Windows 7. I used the free upgrade to Windows 10 a while back. I need to downgrade to Windows 7 for a period of time... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by repartist, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. repartist Win User

    downgrading from Win 10 to 7 and then upgrade back to Win 10


    I have a laptop that came with Windows 7. I used the free upgrade to Windows 10 a while back. I need to downgrade to Windows 7 for a period of time due to a software that doesn't work in 10. After I use the software I will need to upgrade back to 10. I can't find a license key for Windows 10 since it was an upgrade. Any thoughts on how I can do this?

    :)
     
    repartist, Jun 20, 2019
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  2. DOWNGRADE TO WIN 7 ULTIMATE and UPGRADE TO WIN 10 PRO

    I refer to the following Microsoft Community Team’s query:

    “……Remember that question you asked on
    Microsoft Community
    a few days ago?

    Title:
    DOWNGRADE TO WIN 7 ULTIMATE and UPGRADE TO WIN 10 PRO


    We noticed that the question hasn't been marked as Answered yet and we were wondering if you resolved the issue.

    The issue “DOWNGRADE TO WIN 7 ULTIMATE and UPGRADE TO WIN 10 PRO” is unanswered. The suggestion to refer to the link

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications
    does not answer my query as well. I knew the prerequisites of upgrading to Win 10 from either Win 7 Ultimate or Win 8.1 Home as I have read the min. requirements/machine
    specifications to upgrade directly either from the aforesaid OSes beforehand. The issue is whether from Win 8.1 Home downgrade to Win 7 Ultimate and from thereafter upgrade to Win 10 Pro possible without technicality issues. Nevertheless, since I cannot wait
    for either a reply to the abovementioned issue (or my reservation to upgrade from Win 8.1 Home), I then gathered/downloaded bits and pieces of probable drivers for my machine, formatted my HDD (1TB) for more than 18 hours, clean install Win 7 Ultimate SP1,
    activated using my previously purchased license and ran Windows afterwards, ran updates until repetitive error (around 25 KB updates failed to install many times) popped up during tiresome cyclic updates process. Fed-up with the errors after failed tries to
    source answers from Microsoft Community, I tried my luck by upgrading to Win 10 Pro. After couple of days, viola, I have upgraded to Win 10 Pro finally, whew! Now I am running this machine with Win 10 Pro for a couple of days now, being up to date and running
    very well. Hopefully no problem/s will arise.

    Thank to those suggestions though.
     
    TheGragasins, Jun 20, 2019
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  3. Upgrade to win 10 again after downgrade from win 10 to win 7

    Hello,

    I have just upgraded from Win 7 pro to Win 10 pro but encounter some problems. Now I am considering to downgrade back to Win 7.

    My question is: After downgrading to Win 7, can I get free upgrade to Win 10 again? Will the one-year free upgrade period still stand?

    Thank you for your advice.
     
    Luu CanhDieu, Jun 20, 2019
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  4. AndyChess Win User

    downgrading from Win 10 to 7 and then upgrade back to Win 10

    Win 10 downgrade to win 7

    Hello there,

    I recently upgraded my win to 10 but I am not really happy with so I wanted to downgrade it back to 7.

    The whole problem is that the option go back to win 7 doesn't work as system says that files of win 7 were removed.

    i didn't remove anything and win 10 was installed 4 days ago.

    Any solution for that?
     
    AndyChess, Jun 20, 2019
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