Dwight Watt - Newspaper Article #307 9/9/2015

Question: Can I switch back to Windows 7 or 8 from 10?


If you have upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8 you might want to return to Windows 7 or 8. This could be for a variety of reasons. One is that you donít like the new look and feel. The second is that you discover some things do not work in 10 that you want or need. Third is there may be a technical glitch. I upgraded to 10 from 7 and discovered all my program shortcuts will not work. They should and they work fro plenty others on 10 but apparently I have a registry glitch that blocks the open option in right click menus

If you are going to revert back to Windows 7 or 8 you must do it in the first 30 days after you install Windows 10. The process is relatively easy and everything was back working in 7 when I got back there.

Go to Settings in the Start menu in Windows 10. Choose the Update and Security icon. There will be a Go back to Windows 7 or 8 icon (says 7 or 8 depending on what you upgraded from), choose it. You will get a Getting Started button and click it. You will get a warning that programs and changes will be as you had them when you up graded and changes or new installed or uninstalled will not be there. Accept that message. You will also get a message that the logon password will be whatever it was when you upgraded from 7, not what you may have changed to in 10. Accept it and then Windows will do the reversion.

You can go back and install Windows 10 again later. When I learn how to fix bug I hit or that Microsoft has fixed it, I will install Windows 10 again. I liked the look and feel of Windows 10 but having to go to original file location to run a program was a time waster for me.