Uninstall and Downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7


Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Windows 10 has been released last month. Microsoft claims Windows 10 is the most polished version of Windows 8.1 and comes with few additional features like the new Windows start menu.

If you are the one who don’t like Windows 10. You can easily uninstall windows 10 and downgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.

How to Downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7

If you are the one who upgraded to Windows 10 and rollback to previous version,

Go to Windows 10 Start menu and select Settings. Click the “Update & security” icon and select “Recovery” From the left pane. Here you will see the option to downgrade from Windows 10. Please refer to the below screenshot. You will either see the option to downgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 depending on the OS you had before upgrading to Windows 10.

Uninstall Windows 10 - Rollback to WIndows 8.1

Once you click the “Get Started” button, you will prompted with a message that confirms about personal files and installed apps before and after upgrade.

  •  Downgrade won’t affect any documents, photos and other personal files
  • Apps installed after windows 10 upgrading will be lost
  • Any changes to personal settings after the upgrade will be lost

Windows 10 downgrade options

Microsoft will also ask for the reason for the downgrade.

Windows 10 downgrade -feedback


You can’t downgrade your PC if you are trying it after 30 days from the windows 10 upgrade. Also you can’t do the downgrade if you already run disk-cleanup and removed previous windows installation files. Those files are necessary to perform successful downgrade of Windows 10.

Deleting previous windows installations

How to downgrade windows 10 after 30 days

If you passed the 30-day limit, you can only do the downgrade through bootable ISO file of Windows 7/Windows 8.1.

If you have the legitimate key of your Windows 7 or 8.1, you can download the bootable ISOs of Windows 7 and Windows 8 from Microsoft Website. (https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/home).

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