Windows 10: Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1

Discus and support Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Here's a screenshot of how the recovery option looks, please help. Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet 19839 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Marvin14, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Marvin14 Win User

    Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1

    Marvin14, Aug 28, 2015
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  2. "Go back to Windows 8.1" option is not shown

    If you performed a custom install and not an in place upgrade from Windows 8.1, the option will not be available:

    you can initiate a Rollback using the following method:


    Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1 [​IMG]


    Log out and go to the sign in screen.

    Hold down the shift key on your keyboard while clicking the Power button on the screen

    Continue to hold down the shift key while clicking Restart

    Continue to hold down the shift key until the Advanced Recovery Options menu appears


    Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1 [​IMG]


    Click Troubleshoot


    Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1 [​IMG]


    Click Advanced options


    Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1 [​IMG]


    Click Go back to the previous version of Windows

    If its not available, your best option is to reinstall from scratch:

    How
    to: Reinstall or Restore your original Windows installation after evaluating the Windows 10
     
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 28, 2015
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  3. PeterHcN Win User
    "Go back to Windows 8.1" option is not shown

    Thanks Andre

    I followed your instructions and got to the point where I clicked on "Go Back to the previous build" and entered my admin password as requested. It then went to "Restarting...". I left it for over an hour without any change, so then rather despaired and
    shut down the PC. On booting it said "Restoring from previous version of Windows" so I was hopeful. I left it for about 30 minutes and it had rebooted into Windows 8.1 with no harm done as far as I can see.

    Thanks for your help. By the way I had done an "in place upgrade" (as far as I know). I shall not upgrade the same PC to W10 again, even though I have successfully upgrade three others I look after!

    Peter
     
    PeterHcN, Aug 28, 2015
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  4. Edwin New Member

    Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1

    Edwin, Aug 28, 2015
    #4
  5. Marvin14 Win User
    Hey, it was a clean install. I had the option before to do that and now once I took the PC to get It repaired I got it back with Windows 10 and the option to go back to windows 8.1 was gone. So the guy who repaired my PC must have removed Windows 8.1 I took it to the Best buy geek squad place, not really sure if he repaired my PC or ****ed it up.
     
    Marvin14, Aug 28, 2015
    #5
  6. Edwin New Member
    Yeah, a clean install will do that.

    With an upgrade you will see:


    Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1 [​IMG]


    ... a clean install will show:


    Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1 [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Aug 28, 2015
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  7. Marvin14 Win User
    Ah, so I cannot go back to Windows 8.1? when I tried going to trouble shoot with advanced startup, clicked go back to earlier build it said no earlier build found.
     
    Marvin14, Aug 28, 2015
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  8. Edwin New Member

    Not getting the option to go back to Windows 8.1

    Probably not.
    You most likely will have to download Windows 8.1 iso and perform a clean install with that.
    In other words, Start from Scratch! *Sad It's doable though! *Wink

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media
     
    Edwin, Aug 28, 2015
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  9. Marvin14 Win User
    Ah okay, thank you so much and also do you know why my fan is really loud when starting up my PC, I don't know once I got it repaired and the fan messed up, when my PC is starting up the fan is soo loud once the PC starts it goes back to normal.
     
    Marvin14, Aug 28, 2015
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  10. Not a good idea to start adding new problems to the same thread. Makes it confusing and hard to provide advice. Please start a new thread for your new problem. And if this thread's problem is fixed now, please mark it as Solved.
     
    Mark Phelps, Apr 4, 2018
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