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Q: Is there a Windows 10 Rollback Option?


Users that wish to rollback to Win 7 / Win 8.1 can use the Windows 10 recovery option found in Settings. 

To access this feature:

  • Open the Start menu and select Settings.
  • Click the “Update & security” icon and select “Recovery.”
  • You should see a “Go back to Windows 7” or “Go back to Windows 8.1” option.
  • Click the "Get started" button to remove your Windows 10 install and restore your previous Windows install.

There are a few caveats to note before you take action.

  • The update to Windows 10 must have taken place within 30 days.
  • This OS will be "de facto" soon and part of Windows updates.
  • You should consider backups with Crashplan both before and after rolling back your machine to the prior OS. 

For instructions on how to use the built-in rollback option, visit the Official Microsoft Link found at :

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May 19, 2016

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