Windows 10: How do I return to Windows 7

Discus and support How do I return to Windows 7 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello Windows 10 experts, Windows 10 has been a frustrating problem and huge annoyance for me! I won't go into all of the crashes and problems. There... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Scoots, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Scoots Win User

    How do I return to Windows 7


    Hello Windows 10 experts,
    Windows 10 has been a frustrating problem and huge annoyance for me! I won't go into all of the crashes and problems. There is nothing in this operating system that I find of value! *Mad

    I would rather return to Windows 7. How can I do that without losing my stored files?

    Thanks for your assistance

    :)
     
    Scoots, Sep 17, 2015
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  2. Geethu B Win User

    How do I return to Windows 7?

    Hi Karin,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I will surely help you with this issue.

    I suggest you to refer the section "Go back to your previous version of Windows" in the following article.

    Recovery options in Windows 10

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/windows-10-recovery-options

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Sep 17, 2015
    #2
  3. How do I return to Windows 7?

    I'm looking for specific, systematic, concise steps on how to return to Windows 7, so far I'm not able to find support for this process.
     
    KarinRichardson555, Sep 17, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    How do I return to Windows 7

    Hello Scoots, *Smile

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7, haven't deleted the Windows.old folder, and it hasn't been longer than 31 days since you upgraded to Windows 10, then you can use the method in the tutorial below to go back to Windows 7 without losing files in your user folders.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html

    If the above is not an option, then I'm afraid that you may need to clean install Windows 7 unless you have a system image of Windows 7 that you can restore.
     
    Brink, Sep 17, 2015
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  5. Scoots Win User
    Thank you, Brink .
    I'm back to Windows 7, lost no files and I'm a very happy camper *Party
     
    Scoots, Sep 18, 2015
    #5
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    You're most welcome. Great news. *Smile
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
    #6
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