Why Downgrade Windows 10?
Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft operating system for desktop computers, laptops, tablets, etc. It provides some amazing features and functions to promote the performance of computer, including Tablet Mode, Sticky Notes, universal applications, music controls in lock screen and more.
Although Windows 10 is the fresh blood of Microsoft, it is so controversial, many users complain about the unstable function, old fashioned interface, and privacy information might leak. So many people plan to rollback Windows 10 to Windows 7.
Rollback Windows 10 to Windows 7
When you upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 without formatting hard disk, the system will create a folder automatically named Windows.old to save the previous version of Windows, and this folder is used to revert back to Windows 7 from Windows 10.
If you don’t want to stay with Windows 10 due to some reasons, you could use the Windows.old folder to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7 within a month. Here are the steps: Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Go back to Windows 7.
If you can’t go back, you can reset the computer. Please keep in mind, your personal files, applications, and any changes you made to settings will be removed. Before resetting, please backup your important files to another safe place.
In order to reset your computer, please go: Settings > Update & security >Recovery > Reset this PC > Get started and look for Restore factory settings.Or you can do a fresh install with an installation media.
Disadvantages of the Windows.old Folder
Unfortunately, the Windows.old folder will be deleted automatically by Windows after 30 days you upgrade. So you can’t downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7 when the Windows.old folder is lost. If you reset this computer or do a clean install, you have to backup the essential data on the hard disk, as you know this is a complex operation.
Another Reliable Way to Roll Back Windows 10 Update
How to go back to Windows 7 from Windows 10 after 30 days without data lose? The best way to fix this problem is to use the third party backup software to image the hard disk or Windows 7 before upgrading to Windows 10.
Compared with other image tool, AOMEI Backupper is the comprehensive backup software in the market, provides various and convenient functions to manage your data, including system backup, partition backup, disk backup, system restore, system clone, partition clone, and so on. Besides, AOMEI Backupper allows you to backup your data to network share, NAS device, USB flash drive, external hard disk, internal hard disk, etc. Before doing it, download AOMEI Backupper for you.
To realize rollback Windows 10 to Windows 7, you can use the “Disk Backup” feature to backup all the data on the hard disk to another hard disk or SSD drive. Launch the AOMEI Backupper, on the main console, select “Backup”>”Disk Backup”; then type a name in “Task Name” box, select the source disk and destination disk, then hit “Start Backup”.
By the way, you can also use “System Backup” function to image Windows 7. On the main window, select “Backup”>”System Backup”; enter a name in “Task Name” box; select the destination partition to save the data on source partitions; the program will choose system partition automatically; then click “Start Backup”.
With the help of AOMEI Backupper, you could downgrade Windows 10 with AOMEI Backupper at any time after you upgrade to Windows 10. There is no need to worry about the time limit. Then restore hard disk or system to rollback.
After the rollback, you will enjoy the cool functions of Windows 7 again. If the computer you have can’t boot, you could create a bootable media with AOMEI Backupper to boot from it.