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How Do I Get Rid Of Windows 10?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

Richelle Ipswich writes from Australia. “You say you can get rid of Windows 10 if you do not like it? I really do not like many aspects of it. How do you do this?”

If you’re within the first 30 days of upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, just type “Go back to my previous operating system” in the search box and click on the result in “Settings.”


You’ll be walked step-by-step through the process of returning to your previous OS.  I had to do this once and it went very smoothly. It does take a little bit of time.

If you’re passed the 30 day mark, you would have to reinstall your previous operating system as a clean install. So you would need to make sure you had all important files backed up and the discs and product keys available for any programs installed on your PC.

~ Cynthia


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3 Responses to “How Do I Get Rid Of Windows 10?”

  1. JJM says:

    What is it, 6 more months before the FREE upgrade expires?
    Absolutely no way was I going to be one of the Guinea Pigs to suffer thru the growing pains of another new OS.
    I will be cloning my Windows 7 onto a backup hard drive before I upgrade to Win 10. Other than requiring a screwdriver and 5 minutes of time I will have an immediate return to a known good OS.

  2. Michelle Stamey says:

    I did the upgrade to windows 10 and my battery life on my laptop lasts about half what it used to. Is there something i can do to make it last longer?

  3. […] short answer is yes. I actually had to do that myself once. Within the first 30 days of upgrading to Windows 10, you can choose to go back to to our previous op… You can then later choose to upgrade to Windows 10 […]

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