After a long wait, finally Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 update, and it’s reported to be already running on millions of personal computers (PC) — perhaps, even yours. So far we have written tutorials on how to upgrade to Windows 10 and how to downgrade windows 10 to windows 7, in case things go wrong and you encounter application compatibility issues with Windows 10 or if you simply don’t like the new operating system from Microsoft. However, as we already stated in our earlier article, if you’re not really sure whether or not you like Windows 10 yet, you’d better make your mind soon. With the default rollback option that comes with Win 10 upgrade, you only have a month (30 days) to roll back to your previous operating system. What if it has been over 30 days and the realization strikes you that Windows 10 is not for you and you’d like to rollback?
How to Rollback from Windows 10 to Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 if Windows’ Rollback Option is Not Available/Working?
We were contacted by some readers who are in similar situations and asked,
I was running Windows 7 that I upgraded to Windows 10 but I don’t see the option to rollback to my previous operating system. Most of the apps that I use on a regular basis don’t work on Win 10. How do I downgrade Win 10 and go back to Win 7? – David Hosney
I upgraded to Windows 10 from a pirated copy of Windows 8 and everybody I know were telling I won’t have any issues. But my upgrade didn’t work and I’m stuck. How do I rollback? – Ty Gosling
I was so excited about Windows 10 that I upgraded my son’s PC as soon as I saw the free upgrade notification. However, now I must leave home for about a month and I realize that by the time I return the 30 days rollback period would have been over and I’d not get enough time to play with this upgraded PC to decide if I really want to stick to Windows 10 or roll back. How do I downgrade to the previous version of Windows after the 30 day period is over? – James Drath
Whatever is your reason to downgrade from Windows 10 to previous OS version, if you are experiencing issues using the default rollback option in Windows 10 or not seeing the rollback option at all, then fret not! We have discovered a free tool, that will help you to uninstall Windows 10 and roll back to Windows 7 or 8.
Using EaseUS System GoBack to Downgrade Windows 10
Whether you are having Windows 1o rollback issues because you upgraded from a pirated Windows 7 to Windows 10 or looking for an option to be able to rollback from Windows 10 after 30 days of upgrading, “System GoBack” can help you achieve an easy and straightforward Win 10 downgrade experience. EaseUs System GoBack has its own rollback features and using it you can easily restore the previous Windows operating system, installed applications and games etc, without having to format and reinstall from scratch!
Step 1. Download, Install and then open Easeus System GoBack.
Step 2. Back up your current operating system (along with installed apps, games etc) before you upgrade to Windows 10.
Step 3. At any time, you can use Go Back feature to rollback from Windows 10 to the previous version of Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1). This can be done even after the initial 30 days limit that Microsoft enforces.
That’s about it; see we told it is easy. Isn’t it? So stop worrying about locating the product key of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 (assuming you had purchased a retail copy) and performing a clean install and activating it to be able to downgrade to Windows 10. Use the free version of EaseUS System GoBack and downgrade Windows 10 like a Pro!