Windows 10 Upgrade Guide

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Go Back

Microsoft has included an option in Windows 10 that allows users to “go back” to their previous Windows installation if they feel that Windows 10 doesn’t meet their needs or expectations. However, this option is only available for a month after you upgrade to Windows 10.

To access this functionality, use the following instructions.

  1. From the Windows 10 Start Menu, select Settings. The Settings window will be displayed.
    Windows 10 Settings: Update & security

    Windows 10 Settings: Update & security

  2. Select Update & security. The Update & Security window will be displayed.
    Update & security

    Update & security

  3. Select Recovery from the list of options. The “go back” recovery option will depend on the version of Windows you upgraded from.
    Go back to Windows 7
    1. The Go back to Windows 7 option will be displayed.
      Recovery: Go back to Windows 7

      Recovery: Go back to Windows 7

    2. Click  Get started . The Getting things ready window will be displayed.
      Getting things ready

      Getting things ready

      After a few moments, the Why are you going back? window will be displayed.

      Why are you going back?

      Why are you going back?

    3. Provide reasons for why you are choosing to going back to Windows 7, and then click  Next . The What you need to know window will be displayed.
      What you need to know

      What you need to know

    4. Click  Next . The Don’t get locked out window will be displayed.
      Don't get locked out

      Don’t get locked out

    5. Click  Next . The Thanks for trying Windows 10 window will be displayed.
      Thanks for trying Windows 10

      Thanks for trying Windows 10

    6. Click  Go back to Windows 7 . Your computer will immediately restart and begin the process of restoring Windows 7.
    Go back to Windows 8
    1. The Go back to Windows 8 option will be displayed.
      Recovery: Go back to Windows 8

      Recovery: Go back to Windows 8

    2. Click  Get started . The Getting things ready window will be displayed.
      Getting things ready

      Getting things ready

      After a few moments, the Why are you going back? window will be displayed.

      Why are you going back?

      Why are you going back?

    3. Provide reasons for why you are choosing to going back to Windows 8, and then click  Next . The What you need to know window will be displayed.
      What you need to know

      What you need to know

    4. Click  Next . The Don’t get locked out window will be displayed.
      Don't get locked out

      Don’t get locked out

    5. Click  Next . The Thanks for trying Windows 10 window will be displayed.
      Thanks for trying Windows 10

      Thanks for trying Windows 10

    6. Click  Go back to Windows 8 . Your computer will immediately restart and begin the process of restoring Windows 8.
    Go back to Windows 8.1
    1. The Go back to Windows 8.1 option will be displayed.
      Recovery: Go back to Windows 8.1

      Recovery: Go back to Windows 8.1

    2. Click  Get started . The Getting things ready window will be displayed.
      Getting things ready

      Getting things ready

      After a few moments, the Why are you going back? window will be displayed.

      Why are you going back?

      Why are you going back?

    3. Provide reasons for why you are choosing to going back to Windows 8.1, and then click  Next . The What you need to know window will be displayed.
      What you need to know

      What you need to know

    4. Click  Next . The Don’t get locked out window will be displayed.
      Don't get locked out

      Don’t get locked out

    5. Click  Next . The Thanks for trying Windows 10 window will be displayed.
      Thanks for trying Windows 10

      Thanks for trying Windows 10

    6. Click  Go back to Windows 8.1 . Your computer will immediately restart and begin the process of restoring Windows 8.1.
  4. The Restoring your previous version of Windows screen will be displayed.
    Restoring your previous version of Windows

    Restoring your previous version of Windows

    After only a couple of minutes, your computer will restart, and your previous version of Windows will have been restored.


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3 comments

    1. Hi Paul!

      Thanks for your comment. I’ll try to clarify this better in both my Upgrade and Install guides.

      There is actually a way of doing a clean install and still qualify for the free upgrade, but only when upgrading from media (i.e. not from the Get Windows 10 app). At the very last screen Ready to install before you initiate the Windows 10 upgrade, there is a Change what to keep link. If you click this link, and then select Nothing, you end up with an activated clean installation rather than an upgrade.

      Windows 10 Setup: Change what to keep

      I’m not sure many people know about this!?

      Kind Regards,
      Chris.

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