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How to Uninstall Windows 10 and Downgrade

Introduction

So you have taken the bite on the Windows 10 free upgrade icon that magically appeared on your status bar and you really miss what you had. There is good news if you are under 30 days since you installed the upgrade.

If it has been over a month, or if you have run Disk Cleanup tool and removed the “Previous Windows Installation” files or deleted C:\Windows.old directory, you will not be able to downgrade.

How to Downgrade

Downgrading is very simple. Open the Start Menu and click on “Update & Security” and click on “Recovery”. At this point you will see Go back to Windows 7 or Go back to Windows 8.1. Click to start the downgrade process.

Conclusion

As we can see if you have upgraded to Windows 10 and have decided you really want to go back to what you had before, there is an option as long as it has not been over a month, or if you have run Disk Cleanup tool and removed the “Previous Windows Installation” files or deleted C:\Windows.old directory

 

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