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rsisabella1    0

Is it possible to downgrade Win10 to Win7  without uninstalling it? TIA

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+The Evil Overlord    17,935

you mean to dual boot?

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Mr Nom Nom's    499
8 hours ago, rsisabella1 said:

Is it possible to downgrade Win10 to Win7  without uninstalling it? TIA

You'll need to probably do a clean install but that being said is this on brand new hardware or did you have a computer with Windows 7, you upgraded to Windows 10 but now you want to go back to Windows 7? if it is new hardware you might have issues as Microsoft isn't supporting new hardware with Windows 7 so you might find the performance and support isn't as good. If you don't mind me asking, why are you going back to Windows 10?

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+Mando    3,918
8 hours ago, rsisabella1 said:

Is it possible to downgrade Win10 to Win7  without uninstalling it? TIA

no.

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Slugsie    802

Simple answer... no.

 

Slightly more complex answer... if you upgraded from Win7 to Win10 within the last 30 days then you should still have the option to restore back to your previous version.

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Daedroth    445

You cannot downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7 without completely reinstalling Windows.

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+Mando    3,918
6 hours ago, Waseerty said:

Hi , this is also my concern , i just know how to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 , as for as how to downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7 , i think it should be harder than upgrading

its not possible, end of.

 

clean install of W7.

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Nazmus Shakib Khandaker    299
12 hours ago, Mando said:

its not possible, end of.

 

clean install of W7.

You can downgrade to Windows 7 without loosing apps, settings, and files. This is a feature of Windows 10. It was impossible to do in Windows 8 or 7. But Windows 10 is much more advanced than Windows 7 ever was and smarter about upgrades and downgrades, and, thus, can downgrade correctly. The only issue is that you must have the Windows.old folder containing your Windows 7 install to downgrade. Windows will automatically schedule deletion of that folder if you don't act quickly. If that folder is gone, you are out of luck. :\

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Shiranui    1,719

And it would be a downgrade in every sense of the word.

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+Mando    3,918
7 hours ago, Nazmus Shakib Khandaker said:

You can downgrade to Windows 7 without loosing apps, settings, and files. This is a feature of Windows 10. It was impossible to do in Windows 8 or 7. But Windows 10 is much more advanced than Windows 7 ever was and smarter about upgrades and downgrades, and, thus, can downgrade correctly. The only issue is that you must have the Windows.old folder containing your Windows 7 install to downgrade. Windows will automatically schedule deletion of that folder if you don't act quickly. If that folder is gone, you are out of luck. :\

thats not really what they are asking though buddy, that is only applicable to the following conditions.

 

1) windows.old is still there 

2) it was an inplace upgrade from 7 to 10 (clean installs dont work)

3) only lasts 30 days after inplace upgrade.

 

 

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Nazmus Shakib Khandaker    299
On 11/29/2017 at 6:25 AM, Mando said:

thats not really what they are asking though buddy, that is only applicable to the following conditions.

 

1) windows.old is still there 

2) it was an inplace upgrade from 7 to 10 (clean installs dont work)

3) only lasts 30 days after inplace upgrade.

 

 

Not 30 days, buddy. 10 days. Yes. 10 days of you install builds of Windows 10 in the RS1 and layer branches.

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Nazmus Shakib Khandaker    299
On 11/29/2017 at 6:25 AM, Mando said:

thats not really what they are asking though buddy, that is only applicable to the following conditions.

 

1) windows.old is still there 

2) it was an inplace upgrade from 7 to 10 (clean installs dont work)

3) only lasts 30 days after inplace upgrade.

 

 

The other option would be to run Windows 7 setup on tip of windows 10, install and when dome, cut and paste the documents and files from windows.old. You will need to reinstall the alpps but may be able to manually copy back the app datas and settings from Windows.old folder.

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+Mando    3,918
2 hours ago, Nazmus Shakib Khandaker said:

Not 30 days, buddy. 10 days. Yes. 10 days of you install builds of Windows 10 in the RS1 and layer branches.

didnt realise that, thanks :) always thought it was still 1 calendar month.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4027936/windows-go-back-to-windows-7-or-windows-81

 

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