Help needed to go back to Windows 7

  Migwell 15:46 11 Oct 2015
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I downloaded Win 10 on the day it came out and had a quick look then put my old laptop away. Which l had not looked at until yesterday, I feel that I will never be able to be happy with that version and want to go back to Win 7. The reason I have not looked at it since then is I have just moved over to a iMac and got used to it straight away, and that is after starting on the computer road with Win 3.

I have looked for Old Windows in the list of directories but it is not there where it was before when I put Win 10 on it. Where I turn now please

  Paulius55 16:24 17 Oct 2015

The option to revert back to Win 7 only lasts for 1 month.

  Govan1x 17:51 17 Oct 2015

Click on file explorer in the taskbar to open it. On the left scroll down to C Drive. Expand it and Windows old should be at the bottom of that.

Or if you have back to factory settings on your laptop use that.

  Migwell 20:17 17 Oct 2015

Thanks for your reply. As you say it was over a month since I downloaded Win 10, and the win old file has gone. At that point I just got my Win 7 disk out and started again. Thank goodness I managed to to get back to Win 7. I felt it was rather confusing, after being so used to Win 7 and never venturing into Win 8 or 8.1. I could not find a way of having control panel with all their icons on display the way I always had. Thanks again.

  Bailifei 09:40 19 Oct 2015

Totally agree with the above two. Win 10 is just as easy-to-use as Win 7. Never using Win 8, I directly upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. Didn't feel that different. But, anyway, you got your own opinions. It's good for you to go back to Win 7.

  Govan1x 11:41 19 Oct 2015

I must live in a different world W8 and W10 is nothing like W7 maybe add in all programs then you could maybe see the likeness.

Apart from that they are totally different. W10 is better than W8 and that would not be hard. But I really do not think you could compare them as being or nearly the same as W7.

Never mind the free upgrade to W10 why not give everyone the option of a free downgrade to W7. it would be interesting to see how many would go for that.

  Migwell 14:42 19 Oct 2015

Exactly, Well said. I am glad to be rid as I didn't like even the graphics of it and I am pleased to be either leaving Win 7 on my laptop for emergencies, and being with the MAC. Good bye to windows for my everyday computer work while at home and using my home cloud for my files.

  qwnfqwetvc 04:03 20 Oct 2015

it is a little difficult. you may need to contact with Microsoft.

  Migwell 08:32 22 Oct 2015

I have done. I now use a iMac it's far easier to get a long with. but I just had thought I would give 10 a try on my laptop, which I don't use very often. My main window on the world is my iPad and iPhone. After two month of the iMac even Win 7 seems a little strange to be truthful. When I used Win 7 on my tower, I was using Safari as my IE. I think after getting the iPad and the iPhone I was hooked to Apple and nothing came even close. Thanks to all who have contributed. The laptop is now all sorted back to Win 7 where it is going to stay. To finish, I am pleased that I never bothered to even try Win 8 or 8.1 as I had a look at Win 8 on a friends computer an I thought it was a mess from when you first saw the first desk top. If That had been mine I would have bought a Win 7 disk and then formatted the drive and gone back to 7

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