How to Revert Back to Windows 7 from Windows 10

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Help! I Updated to Windows 10, I need to go back.

OK, not everyone is ever happy with everything that happens in life, and sometimes Microsoft is involved.


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Last night I set my laptop to upgrade to Windows 10 while I slept.

It upgraded perfectly, and left me with a laptop that I no longer knew how to use.

I found my website was slow to load, and I needed to do a calculation for a post, but realised that the Windows Calculator was no longer there.>My typing had also got much faster, (or was the computer now really slow), as I waited for the Computer to catch up with my typing!!

After 10 minutes, I began searching how to revert back to Windows 7.

It seemed easy. A quick google of the words: “How to Revert Back to Windows 7 from Windows 10” and I saw the method in many websites. It’s VERY popular !!


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The first FOUR options:

www.pcadvisor.co.uk/…/how-downgrade-windows-10-to-windows-7-8-3615606
www.howtogeek.com/…/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1
www.thewindowsclub.com/uninstall-windows-10-technical-preview
www.tomshardware.com/…/revert-back-windows-windows-technical-preview-losing-files.html

windows10 logoWindows 10 has a built-in tool that makes the process to return to Windows 7 or Windows 8, effortless.

The wording for the method detailed were:

To do this 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.
OR
To access this, open the Start menu and select Settings. Click the “Update & security” icon and select “Recovery.”

BUT:

The problem was that I didn’t see the “Update & Security.”, it wasn’t available on mine.

However, in the search bar in the bottom lefty I did type “Update & security” and it found it. So I quickly used it, clicked on “recovery” and then on “Go back to Windows 7”.

A few minutes later and I was back with Windows 7, able to type fast again, without waiting for the computer to catch up, and I had my calculator back again.

I have always said NEVER update to fast, always wait for everyone else to test something new, and do it when it is all fixed. I was always right, except for last night, when I got it wrong and updated as soon as I got the message that I could.

My mistake, my responsibility, but at least Microsoft made it somewhat easy to go back, but only in the first 30 days. After that you are stuck.
I only needed 10 minutes though to know that it just wasn’t right for me yet.


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