I upgraded to Windows 10 three weeks ago, with assurances from the upgrade program that I could revert to Windows 7 if I didn't like it. I don't like it. Some of the web applications I use require "additional security steps" before I can use them with Windows 10, but they didn't with Windows 7. Those "additional security steps" require me to have a Microsoft account and use that account to log in to Windows 10. I want to continue to use a local login.
So, tonight, I decided to revert to Windows 7, but I am told that the files that are needed to revert have been deleted. I did not delete anything. I didn't use disk cleanup, or any third party application, that might have deleted them. And what's more, when I try to use system restore, there are no backup points. Did Windows not create a backup point before upgrading to 10?
And finally, Windows 10 screwed up my hard drive, so that my recovery partition is gone. I can't even return my computer to it's original factory state (which included Windows 7). Anyone have any ideas?