Windows 10: return to a previous Windows (downgrade)

Software: Windows 10 | Last modified on 2018-06-19

This process is mostly considered safe, but back-ups beforehand are advised as a precautionary step.

You can return to your previous Windows installation if you are unsatisfied with Windows 10. This option is no longer available after 30 days of an upgrade.

[Solution 1] Restore the previous Windows

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Open Update & Security and click Recovery.
  3. Select Go back to Windows 7/8.1.
  4. Let the process run and after a short while, the computer will be in its previous Windows environment.

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