[QUESTION] In-Place Downgrade ~ From Win10 To Windows 7 or 8.1

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  1. Mrox2

    Mrox2 MDL Senior Member

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    #1 Mrox2, Jul 16, 2015
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    I was just wondering if this is going to be ever possible? even in an unofficial way, it's really a hassle for people to downgrade and risk losing or reinstalling all applications all over again just to do a simple downgrade, since Windows 10 has the ability to keep Settings, Programs and files, wouldn't this be possibly sometime soon? :g:

    And no, I am not talking about rollback because obviously I've been running Windows 10 ever since the first build and I never keep the old version files at any rate.
     
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  2. TheBlade

    TheBlade MDL Senior Member

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    It is possible, just copy explorer.exe from Win8.1/7 to Win10 C:/Windows/System32
     
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  3. Mrox2

    Mrox2 MDL Senior Member

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    Unfortunately it's not as simple as that.
     
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  4. TheBlade

    TheBlade MDL Senior Member

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    How so? That's the ultimate downgrade technique. :tasty:
     
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  5. Mrox2

    Mrox2 MDL Senior Member

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    Are you serious? More like "The Ultimate Way to break your OS" Technique. :mad:
     
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  6. TheBlade

    TheBlade MDL Senior Member

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    This won't break the OS I promise you, I've already tried it. It turned Windows 10 into Windows Vista for me.
     
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  7. Mrox2

    Mrox2 MDL Senior Member

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    Get out of here, liar, it's impossible it just doesn't work that way. and if you have anything you gotta prove it with pictures. Just like WZor, All talk no proof.
     
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  8. TheBlade

    TheBlade MDL Senior Member

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    Liar? I'm extremely sorry you feel this way. But i believe that explorer.exe is the downgrade. I wouldn't lie to you I swear! I agree, but I'm not like WZor at all, he just says things with no proof. I know I don't have proof but I'm busy right now. You should do it and see for yourself.
     
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  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    There is only the option to go back to the system you upgraded from (in case Windows.old is still present).
     
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  10. Mrox2

    Mrox2 MDL Senior Member

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    What is it with people being lazy about reading.
    Seriously?
     
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    Zardoc MDL Senior Member

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    So, it broke it :death:
     
  12. Mrox2

    Mrox2 MDL Senior Member

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    What? Vista is actually very nice, most of you just had crappy PCs like I had when Vista first came, it was ahead of its time, nowdays any PC that is able to run Windows 7 is able to run Windows Vista SP2 Perfectly fine and bug-free, its pretty fast and light too, much better experience than Window 10 (Aka Bug fest).
     
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  13. TheBlade

    TheBlade MDL Senior Member

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    But Windows Vista was simply too slow. Windows 10 ftw.
     
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    Mrox2 MDL Senior Member

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    So.. its not possible or what?
     
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  15. TheBlade

    TheBlade MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, via the instructions I posted. I've heard there are multiple ways so maybe someone else can think of another way of downgrading Windows 10.
     
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  16. WaltC

    WaltC MDL Addicted

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    Man...it's hard to believe some of this talk...:D I'm wondering if Microsoft should institute some kind of computer literacy test a person would have to pass before being allowed to upgrade...! Lol...!

    Q. What's the difference between a ram chip & a mouse?

    A. Microsoft sucks.

    Q: What's the difference between a mouse and a ram chip?

    A. Microsoft sucks.

    Seems to be the dimwit's answer to everything these days, doesn't it? Who cares if it's even rational? The "Microsoft SUXors" crowd doesn't. Too funny and too pathetic at the same time...*whew*....
     
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  17. Mrox2

    Mrox2 MDL Senior Member

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    Who are you referring to? I'm sorry I don't think anyone here will stand for this, this is rather rude.
    I don't think you are referring to me as I clearly know the difference between a RAM & a CPU, I've known that long before I even got into IT College, what kinda dumb a** doesn't know that?
     
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