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  1. Tom Glock
    May 30, 2016 @ 3:54 am

    I’m trying to go back to windows 7 but that option in Recovery is not there. All I have is advanced start-up. My users are gone, my files are gone, this is a disaster!

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    • rmetting@1fixcomputermedic.com
      May 30, 2016 @ 6:40 pm

      If the option is not there for recovery then most likely you have waiting to long to be able to do the downgrade. Usually you have a month to do it and the. The windows.old files are removed off of the disk. I don’t know of any reason why your user files should be gone though. Have you looked thoroughly through the c:/users folder?

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      • Aaron
        June 3, 2016 @ 2:38 am

        I have not waited that long, I upgraded it just yesterday by accident and everything is gone. So I cannot open any options either in order to downgrade it. Which means I am also screwed because nobody has any advice to delete it without the options that I cannot open.

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        • rmetting@1fixcomputermedic.com
          June 3, 2016 @ 2:44 am

          What happens when you follow the provided steps?

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  2. Bernd
    July 2, 2016 @ 2:35 pm

    I have the same situation as Aaron, nothing special happened. Just upgraded from win7 to win10 on 06/30/2016, then all my stuff are gone, so want to go back, but there is no such option – Go back to windows 7. Have enabled the built-in admin account, still cannot see that option. There is only one thing happened, During window 10 upgrade, it detected Nero is not compatible with win 10, so have to click “Uninstall” – there is no other option, but it failed to unstall Nero, so it displayed the msg – manually uninstall. How can I do during upgrade? quit the entire upgrade? so I check the action type – I remember the type I selected is kind like ignore, then it shows next button and allow me to continue. This is the whole story. I just cannot go back now.

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  3. Tim
    July 30, 2016 @ 6:07 am

    Make sure you are logged on to a user account that has admin rights. I just figured that out. I use a std user in Windows 7 do do daily stuff, then use admin for admin things!

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  4. Tim
    July 30, 2016 @ 6:08 am

    Logged in as use with admin rights to “go back to windows 7 or 8”

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  5. not enamored with ms
    August 4, 2016 @ 1:13 pm

    Have one critical app that win-10 doesn’t like. Went through the compatibility steps and it still doesn’t work. So, the heck with win10.
    I login as admin, have the option to rollback from win-10pro to win7-pro. Do all the steps, reboots twice on its own and I’m still on win10-pro! What a PILE of you know what! And, it’s VERY odd that there’s no ms-technet posts on the subject.
    I guess I’ll just have to go to the backups and re-image my whole machine back to win7.

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    • rmetting@1fixcomputermedic.com
      August 4, 2016 @ 1:25 pm

      After the failed roll back is there any error messages?

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