How to Uninstall Windows 10 Restore Previous Version of Windows

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Restore Previous Version of Windows. I’ve upgraded the Windows 7 laptop to Windows 10.

It’s interesting that every time I boot up Dell LATITUDE E7240, I get an option to “Choose an Operating System”. There are two options first one is “Windows Technical Preview,” and the second is Windows “RollBack“. Windows 10 provides two boot options, but it’s NOT dual boot.

Don’t get confused; if you select the second (Windows Rollback) option, there is no way to get back to Windows 10 TP2 (other than going through the Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade process).

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Restore Previous Version of Windows

In this post, I’ve included a Windows Rollback video; in the video, you’ll be able to see it took only 2 minutes to restore the old Windows 7 operating system onto my laptop.

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If you’ve upgraded the Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10, you may not get the Windows Rollback screen when you restart the machine. Here is how to enable the #Windows10 Rollback option for the Upgraded Windows 8.1 Machines

In some cases, it’s better to have a rollback option to the previous version of Windows. Windows 10 rollback process is very simple. You must ensure that “C:\RecoveryImage” and “C:\Windows.old” folders are intact in your Windows 10 TP2 laptop. Don’t delete that folder; if the folder is deleted, then you won’t be able to perform “Windows Rollback“.

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Restore Previous Version of Windows
How to Uninstall Windows 10 Restore Previous Version of Windows

After the restore/rollback process, the Windows folder of the “Windows 10” version will get deleted. However, the following folder will be intact 😉

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How to Uninstall Windows 10 Restore Previous Version of Windows

Video Tutorial to restore the previous version of Windows 

How to roll back Windows 10 !! How to Uninstall Windows 10 and Restore Previous Version of Windows.

Steps to Restore the previous version of Windows !!

1) If you’re browsing from Windows 10, restart the device.

2) It will boot with Windows 10 boot loader. You’ll get the option to choose an operating system. Select Windows Rollback.

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How to Uninstall Windows 10 Restore Previous Version of Windows

3) When you look at the above video, you can see that it took only 2 minutes to roll back windows.

Resources

Windows 10 Latest Version Of Client Operating System From Microsoft (anoopcnair.com)

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

4 thoughts on “How to Uninstall Windows 10 Restore Previous Version of Windows”

  1. I deleted Windows 10 and tried to go back to Win 7…Files have been deleted and I cannot even get online..I do not have a boot disc…thank goodness for kindle…am getting a new computer…without Windows 10.

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  2. Windows 10 just auto updated on my Windows 7 and I did the uninstall and now my computer states it can’t start up. It runs a diagnostic testin safe mode and comes back stating computer can not start up. Is there anything I can do?

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