Windows 10: How to Downgrade Win 10 > 7 without affecting documents >30 days?

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  1. zhongyuan Win User

    How to Downgrade Win 10 > 7 without affecting documents >30 days?


    I'm getting worse performance when gaming I think because of my switchable graphics, therefore I would like to know how to downgrade after the 30 day deadline.

    Thanks *Dinesh !

    :)
     
    zhongyuan, Oct 15, 2015
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  2. 911boss Win User

    Can we try out Windows 10 WITHOUT OBLIGATION?

    1. How do you set up a dual boot to keep Windows 7 and install Windows 10? Will all my installed programs, games, saved documents, & etc. be saved in both operating systems without affecting them?

    2. If I do set up a dual boot to have both Windows 7 and Windows 10 installed to see if I like Windows 10 or not, how do I uninstall Win 10 without affecting Win 7 and everything there (programs, documents, & etc.)?

    3. What is the minimum requirements to have both Win 7 and Win 10 installed on one PC and/0r laptop?
     
    911boss, Oct 15, 2015
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  3. AUSSIE45 Win User
    AUSSIE45, Oct 15, 2015
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  4. How to Downgrade Win 10 > 7 without affecting documents >30 days?

    Hi

    "Windows 10" upgrade will usually move the old OS to "Windows.old" folder and when we choose the "Go back to previous OS" option, old OS will be restored from that folder. Windows 10 is supposed to remove that "Windows.old" folder after 30 days or as part of automatic maintenance. However i would first verify whether the option to roll-back is still there by following Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows - Windows 10 Forums.

    Btw, have you tried updating the Nvidia/AMD driver to the latest release ?.
     
    Anshad Edavana, Oct 15, 2015
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  5. There is no "downgrade" -- in the sense that you can restore the former OS with everything else remaining intact. There is the Win 10 GoBack function, but that does not always work.

    The only reliable way to go back is to have made an image backup prior to the upgrade and then restore using that.
     
    Mark Phelps, Oct 15, 2015
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  6. zhongyuan Win User
    First response!

    The rollback option isn't there. I'n currently using modified third party drivers for my AMD graphics as using the official drivers makes my bootup have a black screen for 1 min+.
     
    zhongyuan, Oct 15, 2015
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  7. zhongyuan Win User
    What should I do then *Sad
     
    zhongyuan, Oct 15, 2015
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  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    How to Downgrade Win 10 > 7 without affecting documents >30 days?

    Use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image of what you have now. Clean install Windows 7, reinstall all your programs, install Macrium Reflect Free on Windows 7, mount the Windows 10 image that you made ("explore" it), be sure to check the box for access to all folders. Pull your documents and other data from the image.
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 15, 2015
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  9. zhongyuan Win User
    How do I clean install windows 7?

    Thank you!
     
    zhongyuan, Oct 15, 2015
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  10. NavyLCDR New Member
    You need the Windows 7 product key, which you can probably get from your current installation by using showkey plus from this forum. You need a Windows 7 install USB or DVD. Boot from the Windows 7 Install USB or DVD and install it, entering your Windows 7 product key when asked for.
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 15, 2015
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  11. zhongyuan Win User
    Very helpful, thanks Navy *Smile
     
    zhongyuan, Apr 4, 2018
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