Question Roll back Windows 8.1 to Windows 7.

Muhamad-j1234

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Hi,
I upgraded win7 to win8.1 on my spare laptop but the start screen is horrid. I want to go back to windows 7 but there is no roll back option in settings.
 

Wu-Zi-Mu

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OP, this might work without a reinstall. I'd recommend cloning your system drive or at least C: partition just in case.

How, specifically, did you 'upgrade'?

And going back and forth between 2 obsolete OS's....Why?
Familiar workflow, desktop-optimized UI, compatibility with older programs and games, lower RAM+CPU footprint, less telemetry (spyware) etc.

The only downside to Win 7 I can think of is that you need 3rd party software to get system updates since 2020.
 

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