What if you don’t like Windows 10? There are simple steps to downgrade Windows 10 toWindows 7 or 8.1 By using the simple recovery option,you can go back to your older  Windows copy within 1 month of the upgrade

Windows 10 was released in late July and some of you would have installed this latest version of Windows 10 on your PCs. Microsoft ensured that this upgrade is quick and painless for the users. If you are having trouble upgrading to Windows 10, you can read our how to upgrade to Windows 10 guide. But, what if you don’t like Windows? Can you go back to your old Windows 7 or 8.1 installation?  Here we are going to show you answers with a step-by-step tutorial.

How to Uninstall Windows 10 or Downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7 or 8.1?

As the name downgrade suggests, here I’m going to tell you how to uninstall Windows 10 if you’ve upgraded your genuine Windows 7 or 8.1. Note that this method isn’t applicable if you’ have  performed a clean install to get Windows 10.

To downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1,

#step 1 

you need to access the Recovery option in your Windows 10 PC. To access this, press the Start Button and click on the Settings option.

#step 2 

options like System, Devices, Accounts etc. Find the Update & Security option and click on it.

Downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7 or 8.1 step1

#step 3

at the new Update & Security window, you’ll find the Recovery option. Here, your Windows PC hides recovery options like Reset this PC and rolling back to the older version of Windows. Reset option makes your Windows 10 installation a fresh one while Go back to Windows 7 or 8 will take your system to a previous version of Windows. Click on Go back to Windows 7.

Downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7 or 8.1 in Simple Steps3

#step 4

You’ll be asked the reason for Windows 10 downgrade. After filling up an option, you’ll be taken back to the previous OS.


#step 5

If your Windows 10 installation is older than a month, then you can not downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7 or 8.1. You are unable to do so because the Windows.old folder in your system drive gets deleted after a month. This option won’t work even if you had run the disk clean up.


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