Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Additionally, there a lot of new features, such as Cortana, the Unified Settings app which runs across devices, the return of the Start menu, which combines the Windows 7 Start menu with the Start screen in Windows 8.1, and many more features. If you not satisfied with Windows 10 or find out some things don’t work properly. It’s easy to Downgrade windows 10 and return to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Windows 10 has a built-in feature that allows you to go back to your old operating system. But you can only downgrade if you upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1.
While this takes up space (up to around 30GB), it also means that you can restore the version via Windows 10 itself.
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How to Revert Back To Windows 7 or windows 8.1
First back up any information you currently have on your PC that you want to keep. Changing an operating system is a big thing, and data can often be lost along the way. You can use external hard drives, thumb drives, or some of the various online cloud storage such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox that offer lots of space for free. When you’ve safely copied any documents, video, photos, or other important data you need, you’re ready to begin.
First open the Windows Start menu by clicking on the icon in the bottom left of the screen. Select Settings from the menu. Now you’ll see on option for Update & Security. Click it.
Now on update and security window click on Recovery the main pane will display a variety of choices. But you have to click on ‘Go back to Windows x’ where x will be 7 or 8.1 depending on what your computer was running.
You’ll now be presented with a screen asking you why you’re downgrading. Essentially, it’s a tool so Microsoft can gauge the user experience with Windows 10.Click Next when you’re done.
Before Windows starts the process it gives a couple more opportunities to cancel, along with a notice that you’ll have to reinstall some apps and programs.It also reminds you that if you had a password on your previous version of Windows then you’ll require it once the process is finished. If you’re happy to proceed then just click Next.