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Windows 7: Can I go back to Win7 after the first month of Win10

26 Nov 2015   #1
MamaWolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can I go back to Win7 after the first month of Win10

My Grandson can't get Windows 7 back & hates Windows 10. He is into gaming & says none of his games work right on Win 10. His games won't play really at all the have problems with FPS and lots of errors when the game starts up.

I hope that somebody can help me with this.
Many thanks,
MamaWolf


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26 Nov 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

If it's within 30 days, you can go back to your Win 7 license. If it's over 30 days, I think you're stuck with Win 10.

What is the problem that you're having going back to Win 7? In as much detail as possible, please.
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26 Nov 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The 30 days refers to win-10 and it's system restore back to win-7 or a previous qualifying install upgraded.

That's when win-10 removes the windows old folder created by the upgrade.

After that you can reformat the drive = after backing up your personal files to a separate drive flash or otherwise.
Then clean install win-7 or which ever os was previously installed along with any programs/ games... you had before.

This time if not interested in win-10 when you update your new install change your windows update settings and cull out those updates most of which are Recommended and Optional anyway so only focus on Important updates section to begin with.
Use these settings so the updates are separated properly,
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Then refer to this thread and some of the most recent update lists to avoid,
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ml#post3174719

There's also this little jewel to help avoid win-10
Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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26 Nov 2015   #4
MamaWolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's the problem with doing a clean install of Win 7. He had Windows 7 pro (I think) & can't find his original disc. My own PC has been upgraded to Win 10 but I have a boot disc I made for my Win 7 Ultimate. If we format his drive, can I use that on his PC since I would have to use my license key?
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26 Nov 2015   #5
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Does his machine have a COA sticker on it with a legible product key ?
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26 Nov 2015   #6
MamaWolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes it does have a legible product key.
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26 Nov 2015   #7
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Then all you need is installation media and you can use the original product key to activate.
If the disc you have that you mentioned was created on your machine by windows then it is likely to be a recovery disc and not installation media so you will not be able to install from it unless it is a disc you specifically created to install from

Have a look at this link and you can try the method to retrieve a copy of install media from MS but it doesn't always work
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If it doesn't work then you will need to get hold of a windows 7 disc from somewhere or find an alternative download
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26 Nov 2015   #8
MamaWolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I guess we are stuck with Win 10 because his product key is for OS installed on the PC by a retailer.
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26 Nov 2015   #9
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

No reason why you cant use the key again ??
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26 Nov 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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