Downgrade the windows 10 to windows 7 and windows 8.1
Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are two of the longest running operating systems from Microsoft. Windows 7 was released in 2009 whereas Windows 8.1 was released in 2014. Many of us find it difficult to adapt to the new operating system, Windows 10. So here are a few steps to help you go back to the previous versions of Windows. This can happen only if the upgrade is less than one month old. In case your update is older than a month, you will have to reinstall the older version along with your product key. If you want any information, contact Windows live technical support.
There’s a small warning that comes along here, you can go back to a previous version of Windows within a certain time frame based on the Windows 10 version that you have in your system.
- If the OS is Windows 10 version 1511, then you have a month’s time to go back to your previous OS.
- If the OS is Windows 10 version 1607 or later, then you have only 10 days to go back to your previous version.
You can do this only if you did a software upgrade to Windows 10 and not a new installation of the new OS. In the first place, access “Settings” from the Start Menu and select the “Update & Security” option. From this, select “Recovery”. You have the option of checking the status of this downgrade. From the Start Menu, select Settings – > System -> About; here you will be able to see which version of Windows is currently running on your PC. During the downgrade, Microsoft will get a feedback from you, as to why you are going back to a previous version. The feedback form has the following options,
- My apps or devices don’t work on Windows 10
- Windows 7 seemed easier to use
- Windows 7 seemed faster
- Windows 7 seemed more reliable
- For another reason
Choose an option that most suits your grievance with Windows 10.
There may be instances where you may not be able to go back to the previous version of the software. The only thing that you can do here is, restore your system back to Factory settings. But you will have a huge loss, as in, your personal files, drivers that you had installed, any new apps that were installed; will all be lost. In order to do go back to factory settings,
Select Settings – > Update & Security ->Recovery – > Reset this PC -> Get started – > Restore factory settings.
If you want a clean install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then all you have to do is, use the existing product key that came along with your system initially.