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Microsoft Windows Help => Windows 10 => Topic started by: never on October 21, 2015, 04:50:40 pm

Title: How to Downgrade from Windows 10 to Your Previous Windows Version?
Post by: never on October 21, 2015, 04:50:40 pm
Hello,
I have decided to upload a topic regarding the easiest way to downgrade back to your older Windows just in case some of you have decided that you wont be using this version of Windows for some reason. Here we go!

Stage 1: Backup Your Files.
Ofcourse you can copy your data onto an external drive or a disk, but sometimes it may be too much.

For more information on the safest way to back up your data, follow the instructions from the time1:29 in this video about image backup carefully:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OyM_OQsVlA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OyM_OQsVlA)

After you have backed up in an image you may be able to save it on an external drive or another partition of your hard drive. In case you lose your files, you can be able to open the image file with image reading software, such as Daemon Tools, for example. You can download it from here:
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/downloads (http://www.daemon-tools.cc/downloads)

Stage 2: Downgrading

With the backup challenge out of the way we may proceed with the actual downgrade.

1- Click on the Windows 10 start menu icon to open it.

(http://sensorstechforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Downgrade-1.jpg)

2- Go to Settings.

3- Once you are there, click on Update and Security.

(http://sensorstechforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Downgrade-2.jpg)

4- After you have done that, you should see a menu on your left. From it, click on Recovery.

(http://sensorstechforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Downgrade-3.jpg)

5- You will have the Recovery menu opened at this point. From there, under the 'Go Back to Windows' (8.1/8/7) locate the 'Get Started' button and click on it.

6- After click on it, your PC will reset and enter the Downgrade Setup process.

(http://sensorstechforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Donwgrade-4.png)

7- When you get in this menu click on the 'Next' button, and then choose one of the reasons for why you downgrade. After that, keep click on 'Next' one more time and the download and install of your old OS will begin.

(http://sensorstechforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Downgrade-5.png)

You should also make sure your device has an active internet connection and is plugged in the power.

After your downgrade, make sure you:

1)Install the drivers of your PC.
2)Install an antivirus software.
3)Install anti-malware program that works well with your antivirus.
4)Update your software and OS frequently.