LittleGreenDots I am aware of how Microsoft is pushing actually more than pushing Windows 10.
But you did ask about going to Windows 7 and was given some excellent information and all I did was report the Win7 EOL cycle.
So the choice is yours; Do you want to stay with Win10 even though you do not like it or are you willing to go to Win7 per your request?
Backups have been mentioned.
If you decide to follow through create a Win10 system image & data backup of Windows before going to Win7
Once Win7 is installed and running well, create a Win7 system image and data backup
Myself I like to use Macrium Reflect
I would like to note that I maintain 2 Win7 computers of mine (a desktop & a laptop)
--- Each one has been set up to block Win10 since Sep.
--- Neither one has promoted or returned anything Win10 yet.
--- I was planning on upgrading my desktop computer to Win10 but after reading how Win10 has installed itself automatically on some computers or is returning itself to be installed on some others even though the users had blocked such from happening that's become a challenge from me. It's going on 4 months and I have seen nada anything Win10 yet as mentioned.
--- I read an article recently that indicated Microsoft will become more aggressive so now it's even more challenging for me to see how much longer my system lasts without interference from Win10 upgrades on their own. Whatever it is, it is.
--- With all of that said though I will be upgrading my desktop to Win10 eventually in time well before July 29 2016.
EDIT: Continuing Windows 10 install challenges.
--- I wonder whether or not I'll get by this one when they'll push it again
Microsoft is giving Windows 7 and 8 users little choice but to upgrade to Windows 10 12/15/15
Edited by cmptrgy, 19 December 2015 - 04:14 PM.