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Mike Schwartz
31 May 2016

There are a few issues with rolling back to Windows 7. For example, scheduled tasks get messed up. Fortunately there are a couple of 3rd party cleanup tools that can repair your scheduled tasks.

Posted by:

swabyw
31 May 2016

I already try to upgrade on numerous occasion but it revert back to my Old windows 7 with a clause that it fail to restart on the second-round because it fail to MICRATE my files. I spoke to a Microsoft tech and I download a copy of windows 10 and burn it to a DVD drive. I ran it from the DVD disk my PC and got the same message. I am not in front of the actual message as I copied it down, but I am in a different location. The error code it gave me is not in the of codes that Microsoft gave in the troubleshoot link.

I am going to check the last part of your block to see if registered anything. In the process I upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.1 I will wait until the windows 10 logo to appear in my tray to try it again.

Posted by:

swabyw
31 May 2016

I already try to upgrade on numerous occasion but it revert back to my Old windows 7 with a clause that it fail to restart on the second-round because it fail to MICRATE my files. I spoke to a Microsoft tech and I download a copy of windows 10 and burn it to a DVD drive. I ran it from the DVD disk my PC and got the same message. I am not in front of the actual message as I copied it down, but I am in a different location. The error code it gave me is not in the of codes that Microsoft gave in the troubleshoot link.

I am going to check the last part of your block to see if registered anything. In the process I upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.1 I will wait until the windows 10 logo to appear in my tray to try it again.

Posted by:

Robert
31 May 2016

Can you use this to dual boot win7 and win10?

Posted by:

Rick Ivey
31 May 2016

Wimdows 10 upgrade soes not doo well with multi user systems. went back to windows 7, downloaded fresh copy of Windows 10 from MicroSoft, did a backup of each user, reloaded Windows 10 after wipe, re installed users

Posted by:

Kathy Kearny
31 May 2016

I had upgraded my computer to Windows 10 Pro but then it died. My new computer came with Windows 10 Home on it. Is there a way I can get back my Win 10 Pro on this new computer?

Posted by:

Joop van Rij
31 May 2016

>>You can even downgrade to your older version as many times as you wish, as long as you do so within 30 days after upgrading.
Does this mean you can run the upgrade-downgrade process as many times as you like, provided there is never more than a month in between each cycle?

Posted by:

Mike
31 May 2016

All sounds good if one is a computer expert and knows such things as digital keys, mirror backup or whatever it called it and all those other things that I have no idea what it is.. I will just stay with win 7 and wish I could go back to win xp which was the only one they've ever had that was worth having.. The longer they go, the more screwed up windows programs are.

Posted by:

Jeri
31 May 2016

This makes it sound so easy - as long as everything goes as planned.

But I have rolled back several computers to their original OS from Windows 10 and half of them had minor issues after the rollback. Issues that the owner could not fix by themselves.
ie Downloads folder missing, logon password bypass no longer functions, etc.
So I would recommend this procedure for someone who can fix their own computer. But for those inexperienced users, I would not recommend doing this.

Posted by:

sirpaul2
31 May 2016

I'd recommend performing a disk image (or clone) of the current OS partition (or drive) in case the roll-back doesn't go as planned.

Posted by:

bb
31 May 2016

SirPaul2 has it correct. Absolutely do an image backup before installing 10. There is a *free* image backup built in to Windows 7 and 8; alternately you can use the free Macrium or Easus tools. Or buy Acronis or similar, it's doesn't matter which ...

Posted by:

bb
31 May 2016

SirPaul2 has it correct. Absolutely do an image backup before installing 10. There is a *free* image backup built in to Windows 7 and 8; alternately you can use the free Macrium or Easus tools. Or buy Acronis or similar, it's doesn't matter which ... JUST HAVE AN IMAGE BACKUP.
As a computer tech, I've seem more problems reverting that upgrading. Image backups are good and can solve almost any problem. Really!

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
31 May 2016

Well, I tried updating twice before the big update last November. I had to go back to Win 7 Pro 64Bit. So, I was upgrading to Win 10 Pro. What a mess, both times. The first time, I lost all of my Casual Games and I was NOT a Happy Camper. The second time, I did keep some of my games but nothing was working right.

It was almost 2 months ago that I upgraded my daughter's computer to Win 10. It went as smooth as silk. In tweaking the settings and all, it really reminded me of Win 7. I couldn't believe it, either!!! Yes, there is a learning curve, but not that bad. I think the worse learning curve was going from Win 98 SE to Win XP Pro. It took me a couple of months to get the hang of Win XP Pro.

Since my daughter's upgrade went so well I decided to try to upgrade my own computer, again. I can only say the third time is the charm! I feel comfortable with Win 10 Pro now. Whatever MS did in the massive changes in the November update to Win 10 - It fixed my issues that I had the first 2 times.

Now, I am computer savvy but, there are things that I still do not know how to do. One of them is making an image backup using the free Macrium or Easus tools. I tried using the ISO DVD copy and I got nothing for my efforts. I did what they said to do, following the directions and it simply did not work. I feel because I haven't done this before, I am in a strange country.

Now, most computer users are not computer savvy. Then you can understand the issues they go through. Some will try but most won't. They use one of their Geek friends or take their computers to Best Buy or a computer store for upgrading and making a imagine backup. Sometimes making suggestions to them, only confuses them more. Telling them to find a Geek friend or computer store would be the better suggestion. :)

Posted by:

Nigel
31 May 2016

My wife's laptop had Win 8.1 on it which she hated compared to her PC which had Win 7. When Win 10 came out we updated her laptop to 10 which went smoothly and worked in the laptop, so after a bit of experience with 10 we updated her PC to 10, again it worked. After a bit more experience I decided to install 10 on my laptop and PC which both had 7. The laptop went fine and I got it set up just how I wanted. My PC was another story, it would not install 10 and kept reverting to 7. Eventually I discovered that the Boot Sector wasn't large enough! I increased the size of the boot sector and 10 installed, but it was a mess, so I reverted to 7 which also was a mess by this time. So by using several different scans I got 7 back to it's previous state and after a couple of weeks tried again with 10. It went in perfectly this time and functioned perfectly as well. Since I installed it in my PC 6 months ago I have had a couple of issues which have been resolved by scans. Now 10 is set up on all our computers we like it. We are using 10 professional if that makes any difference. Sorry this is a bit long.

Posted by:

jtdemag
31 May 2016

I too did the upgrade to 10 from 7. It went fine, had not specific issues. But soon found that my Virtual PC/XP Mode was no longer active. So I now run it in a Virtual Machine, Virtual Box. I would be curios to know if you did revert back would you get your XP Mode back as well? However my 30 days have since past.

Posted by:

Phil
31 May 2016

Could someone explain if it would be a GOOD IDEA to erase or delete Windows 7 completely BEFORE installing Windows 10 to ensure that the transition would go more smoothly without any hitches.

And if so........how would you get rid of Windows 7 as completely as possible.

Thank You

Posted by:

Michael
31 May 2016

I love Windows 7, like Windows 8 and 8.1, but have tried Windows 10 and hated it. I think it's time to seriously look at Linux and its Ubuntu products.

Posted by:

Paul
31 May 2016

In response to Phil, it sounds like what you want to do it a clean install of Win 10 and get the free activation. As I understand it you can activate Win 10 using the product key from your previous Windows version (Use Jellybean Keyfinder to get the product key from your existing install), then you can boot from a Win10 install drive and wipe the partition and install cleanly (my preferred method).

Ideally make a Win 7 image backup in case you want to restore your previous OS.

Posted by:

Ernie-Joe
31 May 2016

I’m posting this from memory. (How’s that for a qualifier?) 

I was unable to upgrade my laptop from 8.1 to Win. 10 several weeks ago, even though Microsoft indicated I could. I tried several times. Each time, message was something about “not enough system space.” Upgrade stopped installing, and reverted to 8.1.

I went online and Googled problem. Came across a post, which had the same problem. This poster cured their install by going to Partition Wizard (software similar to the old Partition Magic) downloading their “free” version, and increasing the amount of space for the “system” files. (Anyone not familiar with P.W., it analyzes and displays ALL partitions on your H.D., similar to Disk Management, but also allows one to increase or decrease any partition’s size)

Anyway, my remembrance is, I increased the “system” space from whatever it was to five gigs. I rebooted; P.W. did its job on the reboot; and then I was able to successfully install Windows 10. Who would have thunk that was the problem?

Anyway, all the posters here, who urge you make an Image, before attempting upgrade, are spot-on: Make an image. It can’t be said enough.

Posted by:

Jo
31 May 2016

I think the auto activation functionality only works when it tries to upgrade win 7 / 8.1 to win 10. It may not work if you try a fresh install by first deleting win 7.

A fresh install may work if you have first gone through an upgrade of win 7 / 8.1 prior to wiping the o/s ready for an fresh install. Hope that makes sense.

The auto activation functionality needs to run so Microsoft servers have a record of the upgrade and the keys.

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