(Settings Method) How to Uninstall Win10 and Roll Back to Win7/8.1 - WindowsTips.net - Windows Tips and Tricks with Geek

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

(Settings Method) How to Uninstall Win10 and Roll Back to Win7/8.1

If you’ve upgraded a PC to Windows 10—not performed a clean install, but an upgrade—you have an easy option that lets you revert to the last version of Windows. To access this, hit Windows+I to open the Settings app, click the “Update & security” icon, and then switch to the “Recovery” tab. You should see a “Go back to Windows 7” or “Go back to Windows 8.1” section. Click the “Get Started” button in that section to get rid of your Windows 10 install and restore your previous Windows install.

Windows will first ask you why you want to go back. Just pick anything, and then click the “Next” button.

Next, it will run you through a couple of screens where it asks if you want to try updating Windows 10 instead (to see if it makes anything better), and then reminds you that if you have a password, you’ll need to remember it or disable it while you can. When you get to the final screen, click the “Go back to Windows 7 (or 8.1)” button to make it happen.

Windows will then restore your previous version, restarting your PC a couple of times along the way.

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