another way to go back to W8 ?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by potjevleesch, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    #1 potjevleesch, Jun 24, 2015
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    is a copy of the C:\users\*** from W10 TP usable in W8 (copy-paste after clean install) on the same rig ?
     
  2. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    For sure not. You can use USMT (Easy Transfer) from Windows 10 ADK.
     
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  3. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    No, you cant copy the whole thing

    But, aside the the data in documents desktops, photo which are pretty obvious, you can carefully move/copy the folders under appdata/roaming and appdata local of many applications (say, most of the email clienta, Vivaldi, Opera, Firefox, chromium, and so on)

    The same applies for /programdata

    Anyway if you have the whole windows.old folder you can just start with a live linux distro rt with the windows recovery consolle and move all your win 10 things in a windows.new folder then move al the folders inside windows.old back in the root directory.

    Your win 8 installation will start on the next boot. Then you have to move the documents from win 10 user to win 8 one.
     
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