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Downgrading from wins 10 is taking forever


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#1 cpdion

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 11:18 AM

I didnt want wins 10 anymore so i downgraded back to wins 7. I did this on saturday morning and now its monday and its still on the restart screen.
I have an dell inspiron (i think) and i have had it since 2012. Im on my phone so sorry for the lack of actual sentences.

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 12:29 PM

Were you trying to revert back to Win7?

Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4097-windows-10-go-back-previous-windows.html

If not what do you mean by downgrading back to Win7?

 

Were you on Windows 10 for more than 30 days?



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 07:22 PM

I was reverting back to wins 7 and no, i was not on wins 10 for more than 30 days. After i pressed the button to revert it started restarting and stayed like that from sat to today or sunday night because my brother closed the laptop ( i just found this out) and now its just a black screen and the power button is lit up. The power button usually blinks when the computer is like this which indicates that i should press the power button to turn it on. Im not sure if i should press the power button because idk if the computer was in the middle of doing something important but it seems like the only thing to do. Should i press the power button or...?

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 07:25 PM

Yes, press the power button.  The worst that can happen is you are still in the same mess.

 

Typically if an upgrade or rollback is interrupted in mid-stream it is designed to revert things to their previous state when it is restarted.  I had several upgrades during the Win10 preview period get stuck and when interrupted things always rolled back to the last build I had installed.

 

You're going to get absolutely nowhere until or unless the machine is powered up again.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:21 AM

Do you have any backups made before? Or any bootable media? You can reinstall the system with them.



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:36 AM

"I was reverting back to wins 7 and no, i was not on wins 10 for more than 30 days" Thank you

 

Check out

Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2294-advanced-startup-options-boot-windows-10-a.html

 

I have had very good luck on using their recommendations on the computers I've serviced in order to revert back to the prior OS issues

I can't guarantee it will work in your case, but I would try their recommendations.

 

To get things started, press and hold the off button to force the computer to shut down at least twice.

A couple if times it took me 4 forced shutdowns.

The idea is it will help you get into the advanced startup options

Good luck






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