How Do I Get Rid Of 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


0 thoughts on “How Do I Get Rid Of Windows 10?

  1. 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. 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?

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