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Can I go back if I install Windows 10


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#1 Zone out

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 08:53 PM

Hi.

 

If I upgrade to windows 10 and don't like it can I reinstall my old version of windows or is there some kind of copyright thing that means once I install 10 I'm stuck with it?



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 08:54 PM

Hi Zone out :)

Once you upgrade to Windows 10, you have up to 30 days to rollback to the version of Windows you upgraded from. So yes, it's possible. You must however keep the windows.old folder that will be on your C: drive, otherwise it won't work.

http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1/

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 09:17 PM

If you have made a backup of the old system before upgrading to Win 10. You can restore to the original system anytime.

But the "roll back" in Win 10 can keep your new settings, while a normal system back will just return to where you started.

No need to worry about the copyright as long as it's on the same machine.



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Posted 13 August 2015 - 06:33 AM

Thanks.



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Posted 13 August 2015 - 06:45 AM

No problem Zone out, you're welcome :)

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