i upgraded to windows 10 months ago,... what is the easiest way to get windows 7 back without losing all my files/documents?....
Why restore your drive from the backup image you made before upgrading to Win10 of course.
No, well that ain't good. Not sure Easy Transfer works with Win10 or if it does it is will go backwards. Cant hrt to try...it will save user settings and app settings and transfer data to a backup drive. You should still make an image before trying anything however.
The problem with Macrium Reflect is restoring individual files and folders is in the paid product or pay if Roland is wrong because MR will access files and folders of a MR Free image using the paid version (I've done that). So, better to use Aomei.
Might want to make a survey of installed apps using Belarc Advisor and WinAudit.
Once you have your data and any product keys from apps and disassociated any copy protected apps from their server (iTunes, Macrium Reflect paid....) you can begin.
Then when ready it is Win7 install time. As was said if this is a big box PC can do it from recovery partition on boot drive, if not then from Win7 disk. Hopefully the product key will work. Also you may have to reset Secure Boot off in BIOS and Legacy support for UEFI on immediately before the Win7 install attempt.
Edited by Fascist Nation, 12 May 2016 - 06:15 PM.