Going back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1

Applies to Windows 10

  • If it’s been less than a month since you upgraded to Windows 10, you can go back to your previous version of Windows by going to Settings > Update & security > Recovery  and selecting either Go back to Windows 7 or Go back to Windows 8.1. This won't affect your personal files, but it will remove any apps you installed after the upgrade to Windows 10. Learn more.

  • If it’s been more than a month, this option won’t be available in Settings and you’ll need to use a different recovery option.

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