Rolling Back From Windows 10 To Your Older OS Appears Problematic

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  1. Brink
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    Brink, Jul 31, 2015
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  2. Shashank Cheruku Win User

    Roll back to older OS

    Can I roll back to my previous OS (Windows 8.1 with Bing) if I dont like the Windows 10 upgrade that is scheduled to be installed on or after July 29, 2015 ?
     
    Shashank Cheruku, Jul 31, 2015
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  3. Andre Da Costa Win User
    Roll back to older OS

    Can I uninstall Windows 10 if I do not like it or something goes wrong?

    Yes, you can see the following:
    How to: Rollback to a previous version of Windows from Windows 10


    I still recommend you create a thorough backup:

    Backup your computer:

    When making significant changes to your computer such as updating the operating system, you should always backup. See links to resources about backing up by clicking the link for the respective version of Windows you are running:

    Windows XP
    ,
    Windows Vista
    ,
    Windows 7
    ,
    Windows 8/8.1


    Also review:

    How
    to manually backup and restore your files


    How to: 10 Tips before
    installing the latest Windows 10 build


    How to: 10 things
    to do if Windows 10 Setup fails.


    Once you have installed these important updates and followed the prerequisite instructions, you should be ready to receive your
    free update to Windows 10 this summer.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jul 31, 2015
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  4. Trust_No1 Win User

    Rolling Back From Windows 10 To Your Older OS Appears Problematic

    Trust_No1, Jul 31, 2015
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  5. JoeShades Win User
    I did a restart of my PC and the windows old folder was gone, i went into recovery and the option to go back was no longer there. I don't even have a week
     
    JoeShades, Jul 31, 2015
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  6. LEE
    Lee Win User
    What do you mean by a "Hefty Price." It didn't cost me a thing. The Windows 8.1 was already three years old, and was an upgrade to Windows 8 which came with the specific Computer it was being used on. . . *Smile

    In a debate class they call this making a claim with no backup. . .*Biggrin
     
  7. Wenda Win User
    Not wearing that. Combined with forced updates, it's a game-breaker.

    Rolling-back to 10162 as I type (I'm on the Win 7 machine while the big girl rolls back)
    then restoring 8.1 from an image while I sleep tonight.

    I like 10240, but not enough to sacrifice my licence for the vastly superior 8.1.

    Later I might throw a quick and dirty install of 7 on it, and upgrade over that.

    Might.


    .
     
    Wenda, Jul 31, 2015
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  8. LittleJay Win User

    Rolling Back From Windows 10 To Your Older OS Appears Problematic

    After I ran the upgrade of W7 to W10, I ran DISM and SFC /scannow. Both scans showed integrity errors and component store corruption. I tried doing both a reset and clean install of W10 and that didn't take care of the errors. So I restored a Macrium image of W7 and it still says that W7 is activated, but I wonder if this will be true if you restore an image after a month of running W10.
     
    LittleJay, Aug 1, 2015
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  9. Boozad Win User
    As long as users have installation media of their original OS then nothing is stopping them performing a clean install, the key will still be valid and will install fine (provided the hardware is still the same in OEM cases).
     
    Boozad, Aug 1, 2015
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  10. vgchat Win User
    This reply makes the most sense to me.

     
    vgchat, Aug 1, 2015
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  11. sygnus21 Win User
    I'm not sure I get that one as even if true of what's being speculated, the Windows.old folder would still (should) be there, its just that the PID for the old OS would be deactivated (presumably).

    Anyway as the old saying goes... There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch (TANSTAAFL).

    This is like a bar offering free lunches. You go to the bar for the "free lunch" but suddenly find you’re paying for the drinks! Sure, you got a free lunch, but you still paid something... TANSTAAFL *Wink
     
    sygnus21, Aug 1, 2015
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  12. JoeShades Win User
    I am not going back to windows 8.1 anyway just found it odd that the folder was gone but i did get back alot of storage space
     
    JoeShades, Aug 1, 2015
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  13. Ztruker Win User

    Rolling Back From Windows 10 To Your Older OS Appears Problematic

    That's why an image backup before doing an upgrade like this is absolutely necessary.
     
    Ztruker, Aug 1, 2015
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  14. Wenda Win User
    And apparently a complete waste of time.

    NONE of my 8.1 images will work, nor will they allow the repair tools to work.

    They worked fine 3 weeks ago when I needed to reinstall 10162. But not now.

    Can anyone say 'tricked'??? Because that's what I reckon we've been...

    NOT happy AT ALL!!!


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    Wenda, Aug 1, 2015
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  15. FD611V Win User
    I'm like a "few" others. I made the upgrade to Windows 10 on the 29th. Only taken about one hour to make the switch. However, after a couple days trying to understand all the changes and whatnots, and having troubles with items that didn't show up from Windows 7 Home. So, decided to retreat my steps and go back to Seven. I was expecting a lot of errors, and what ever would come my way. but, with the instructions I found on the Internet....as it is here. " Return To Windows 7 Home".... On Windows 10... click the start menu, select settings. Click the "Update and Security" icon and select "Recovery". You should see a "Go Back To Windows 7" menu. Click the Get Started Button To Get Rid Of Your Windows 10 Install and Restore Your Previous Windows Install. Microsoft will ask you if you want to go back...Click Yes.
    WOW: It only took 5 minutes to switch back to Windows 7 and all is well... I know, I'm using this computer that was upgraded to Windows 10 and now back to Windows 7. Go For It.

    I'll wait a few months for Microsoft to iron out the "bugs" in the Windows 10, and just might upgrade to 10 later....
     
    FD611V, Aug 1, 2015
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