DOWNGRADE from fresh install

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  1. Noxas

    Noxas MDL Novice

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    #1 Noxas, Aug 4, 2015
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    hello. it is posible downgrade windows 10 fresh install to 8.1 and keep all installed program files from windows 10?
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    this option exist ONLY after upgrade
     
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  3. Libre

    Libre MDL Novice

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    if you talk about fresh install(format) not possible keep program files you need install them from zero if format your pc
     
  4. Noxas

    Noxas MDL Novice

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    delete windows.old folder from clean c disk. now want back to windows 8.1 but in setings windows 10 gone option recovery. so it is posible back to 8.1 from windows 10 with all installed software.
     
  5. Lolos

    Lolos MDL Novice

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    #5 Lolos, Aug 4, 2015
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    No matter how fresh install is 10.
    What is it meters is how fresh install is 8.1 or 7.
    No downgrade or upgrade if 8 - 8.1 or 7 are too fresh, let's say after July 29 install.
     
  6. oloruin

    oloruin MDL Novice

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    I have several old laptops I'm getting rid of. I did clean, up-to-date installs of Windows 7 this past weekend (2/3 August 2015). All of them upgraded to 10 via mediacreationtool with no issues. All of them still have Go Back options. And hidden partitions with fully updated Windows 7 install.wim files. :)

    Windows 10 training material I viewed claims Win10 will nuke previous version reinstall files after 31 days (or upon any kind of reset) and the Go Back option will be viable until then.
     
  7. MysTikAL3

    MysTikAL3 MDL Senior Member

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