There was a lot of craze for Windows 10 when it first came out, touting a handful of enticing features. However, after switching to the new OS, many users discovered that it isn’t their cup of tea. If you are among these users, then you don’t need to feel stuck. Fortunately, there are a few ways to roll back from Windows 10 to previous OS versions. This guide will walk you through the process.
Roll Back Within 30 Days
If you only upgraded to Windows 10 within the past one month, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Microsoft provides the option of reverting back to previous OS within 30 days. If you are disappointed with the experience, then you can roll back to previous operating system by following the given steps.
- From the Start menu, open Settings.
- On the Settings page, click on the option called Update & Security.
- In the left menu of this page, there will be different options. Click on Recovery.
- This will open a new menu where you will have the option Go back to Windows 7 or Go back to Windows 8.1, depending on the OS version you upgraded from.Just click on it and you’re good to go.
After 30 Days
Well, if 30 days have elapsed, then chances of reverting are pretty slim. Your only way out is if you have a disc version of Windows 7 or 8. Only then will you be able to download the latter anew. You obviously cannot downgrade from Windows 10, which means you will have to remove the latest OS from your computer. Just follow the given steps to do that.
- Open Start menu and write “disk cleanup” in the search bar. Soon you will see an icon of Disk Cleanup. Open it.
- Wait for the scan to finish and then click on Clean up system files.
- Mark all the options given in the drop-down menu for deletion because you will need to start fresh.
- Click OKand then Confirm to let the system know that you’re indeed looking to get rid of all of the files.
- Now just sit back and relax while the uninstallation process completes.
Note: Deleting Windows 10 means that there isn’t any operating system running on your computer. So now you can use the Windows 7 or 8.1 discs to install them.