How To Downgrade From Windows 10 To Windows 7/8.1
Without any doubts, Windows 10 OS has been a real success, as a good amount of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users have updated their computers to the latest operating system that Microsoft has released in July 2015.
However, according to some reports, many users have reported that their computers have been updated automatically to Windows 10 OS without their knowledge. At the same time, there are other users who are not pleased with the latest operating system released by Microsoft and want to downgrade to an older version of Windows OS. Today we’re going to teach you how to downgrade your computer back to Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1.
HINT: If you are using a laptop we suggest you to plug the device to a power source in order to make sure that the device will not shutdown during the downgrading process.
Downgrading From Windows 10 To Windows 7/8.1
First of all, you will need to launch the Settings by using the Windows+I buttons and go to Update & Security->Recovery. Here you will be able to search for an option named “Go Back to Windows 7” or “Go Back To Windows 8.1” (the Windows version that was previously running on your computer). By selecting the “Get started” button, you will begin the roll-back process, which usually goes smoothly without any issues.
You will then be asked to write a feedback and why do you want to downgrade to the previous Windows OS. After you write the feedback click the “Next” button and follow the instructions to finish the downgrade process.
HINT: If you had a password set for the previous Windows OS, you will be asked to write it in order to authorize the downgrade.
Finally, the downgrade will start and you will have to wait for the process to end. Depending on your computer specifications, this will take more or less time, but once it is finished, you will be able to start using the older version of the Windows OS.
HINT: Keep in mind that you have ONLY 30 days to initiate the restore and if this time passes, you will be stuck with the Windows 10 OS.