In today’s tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to downgrade to Windows 7 without any data loss and installation DVD or bootable USB drive?
Windows 10 is free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 and This is why most of Windows 7 and Windows 8 users eagerly upgrade to Windows 10 without thinking of the consequences.
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After having upgraded to Windows 10, Now they want to go back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Among performance, privacy, and other Windows 10 related problems, I’m sure You will agree with me that Windows 7 has been the most used version of the Microsoft Windows operating system after Windows XP.
Majority of the Microsoft users are accustomed to Windows 7 and They find it difficult to adopt Windows 10. As the same case was with Windows 8 in 2012.
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This is the main reason people don’t like Windows 10 and want to downgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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What To Do Before Downgrading To Windows 7 From Windows 10
Before We start the downgrading process, There are some very important things you should be aware of.
Time You Need For Downgrade To Windows 7
The downgrading process takes 15 to 30 minutes. You don’t need the installation disk or bootable USB to downgrade to Windows 7 from Windows 10.
Windows 10 And Windows 7 Are Yours
Once you have successfully upgraded to Windows 10, You can use it forever as well as you have still the right to use Windows 7.
You can uninstall Windows 7 and install Windows 10 as well as you can remove Windows 10 and install Windows 7, whenever you want.
All you need to do is note down Windows 7 product key. You can use a key finder software to do so.
Clean Windows 7 Installation Is The Better Option Than Downgrading
I would like to recommend you go for a clean install instead of downgrading to Windows 7 from Windows 10. You could face a plethora of errors and problems.
As far as my personal experience is concerned. Google chrome was not working nothing was loading in Chrome and also had to run into some other annoying problems.
Wait For 30 Days After Upgrading To Windows 10
You will have to wait for at least 30 days to downgrade to Windows 7. If you don’t want to wait for 30 days, then you can clean install windows 7.
You Will Have To Make Settings/Install Programs After Upgrading To Windows 10
Though You can downgrade without losing data. But All software you install after upgrade to Windows 10 are removed/uninstalled after downgrade to Windows 7.
I had installed Internet download manager and uTorrent after upgrading to Windows 10.
I had to re-install Internet download manager.
I had to re-enter the serial key to activate my copy of the Internet download manager.
Download Necessary Drivers Before Downgrading To Windows 7
I highly recommend you download all necessary drivers for Windows 7 before starting the downgrade process. Especially video drivers, ethernet, and WI-fi drivers. Your video card, ethernet, and WI-fi may stop working after downgrade to Windows 7.
Note Down All Serial / License Keys Before Downgrading To Windows 7
Do not forget to note down serial or license codes of those software, You bought and installed after upgrading to Windows 10. You will need them to activate later.
Now You Are Ready To Downgrade
I hope everything is now clear to you and you have prepared yourself. Let’s begin the downgrading process.
Click on the start menu.
Click on update and security.
From the left-hand side, Click recovery.
Here you can find the go back to Windows 7 option to downgrade to Windows 7. Click get started.
Tick mark any of the given options and click next.
Click no thanks
Click Go back to Windows 7
Please keep in mind, It will restart your PC and after a restart, You cannot cancel the downgrade process.
Congratulations, We have successfully downgraded to Windows 7 without any data loss. Now you need to reinstall all those software that are not working.
Install Windows Device Drivers
Install drivers for hardware that are not working. As well as you might have to make your preferred settings.
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I do hope Today’s tutorial has been informative and helpful to you and you’ve managed to downgrade to Windows 7.
If I could not explain any point properly, You may ask any question below in the comment section, I’ll do my best to solve your problem as soon as possible.
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