How to Uninstall Windows 10

How to Uninstall Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest operating system developed by Microsoft. Released on 29 July 2015, it is liked and well-received by a majority of people, and is freely upgraded on PCs with Windows 7 or 8. If your PC has already been upgraded with Windows 10, you must be enjoying the new features it has to offer, but some people may not like it. Some people are just so used to the all-inclusive features of Windows 7 or 8 that they would like to uninstall Windows 10, and rollback to their former operating system. If you also want to know how to uninstall windows 10 from your PC, then will give you a step by step instructions guide.

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When you upgrade Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10, your existing operating system does not get deleted, rather it is saved. These old files stay on your computer for 30 days, unless you manually delete them. After 30 days, Windows assumes that you are happy with your latest version, and deletes the saved files to free up space on your hard drive. So, if you want to uninstall Windows 10 from your system, you may easily do that using these stored files within 30 days of the upgrade.


To see whether you can uninstall Windows 10 or not, click on the Start button, go to settings, click on update & security, and then click on Recovery. In the right side of the window that opens, you will see a ‘Go back to Windows 7 or 8’ option. Clicking on the ‘Get Started’ button below will start the uninstallation procedure.


After a few minutes, Windows 10 will ask you the reason for which you are uninstalling it. You will receive a couple of warnings after that, and then your computer will restart with the Windows 10 operating system uninstalled. Depending on your computer system, the entire process can take as much as one hour, but this is an automatic process, and you may leave your system unattended.


Once Windows 10 is removed and your computer has restarted, you will be taken back to your Windows 7 or 8 system. It is better to check whether everything is working fine after the uninstallation or not. All your files should be kept intact, and all systems and software programs should be working fine. You will have to reinstall any software that you installed while using Windows 10.


If it has been more than 30 days since the upgrade, and if your old Windows 7 or 8 files have been deleted either manually or automatically, you will have to perform a new install of Windows, as if it were a brand new computer.

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