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How do I downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7?

By Jack_Johnson118 ·
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I have recently have come to the conclusion that I much prefer using Windows 7 over Windows 10, however I can't remember how to downgrade back to Windows 7.

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downgrading to windows 7

by Karen Birdy In reply to How do I downgrade from W ...

Step 1: Go to the Settings app, or use this shortcut Windows + I
Step 2: Next, go to Update & Security
Step 3: Next, head over to Recovery.
Now, if you’re within the 1 month (30 Days) from your upgrade to Windows 10, then you should be able to see the option Go back to Windows 7 or Go back to Windows 8.1
follow the above steps and you should succeed.

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Downgrade to Windows 7 from 10

While you are in Windows 10, insert your Windows 7 into your dvd drive, click on the notification when it comes up and click on setup. Just follow the instructions through. It will start copying files for Windows 7 and at some point will automatically reboot. Just let it do its thing as it completes the installation of Windows 7.

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W10 to W7

by gil1517028923 In reply to How do I downgrade from W ...

Clone your C drive first ( Paragon Migrate OS ) , then reinstall W7 from disc or ISO image. All your files etc. should be in the "Windows Old" folder from which you can import them. If you have any problems you have the cloned drive as backup. If you have a laptop you will need a drive dock or external drive.

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Extra Suggestions for Upgrades/Downgrades

by FTAdmin In reply to How do I downgrade from W ...

There are plenty of good answers already here. I'd like to emphasize that usually the best performance (with Windows) is usually found in the method of wiping your drive clean and installing a fresh copy. This would, of course, mean that you need to first back up all of your personal data in such a manner that you can recover it without having to restore an entire disk image. Even if there is a reliable method of downgrading without the need of destroying data, creating a solid (file-level retrievable) backup is a great idea. Also make sure you have or can gather any software registration keys and such, in case it becomes necessary to re-install or re-register something.

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