Tired of Windows 10? Here's how to Downgrade to 8.1 or 7

Are you tired of Windows 10? Did you upgrade to your current Windows 10 from an earlier version of Windows like 7 or 8.1 and wish you could revert back to your formal version of Windows? It is very possible, this tutorial will guide you on downgrading from your Windows 10 PC in a very simple way just like a PRO!

DOWNGRADING your pc from WINDOWS 10 TO 7 OR 8.1

If you have upgraded your Windows PC to Windows 10, this simple revert process will work for you. To make use of this in-built menu, simply follow the steps below;
  1. Open the start Menu
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click the Update and Security icon
  4. Select Recovery
  5. You will be provided with the option to either "Go back to Windows 7" or "Go back to Windows 8.1"

  1. Click the Get started button to begin the downgrade and get rid of the Windows 10 on your PC.
ATTENTION IF THIS METHOD DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU: If you have upgraded to Windows 10 within the last month, this option will work for you but if it is more than a month, Windows 10 would have deleted the Windows.old folder that the above process requires to work but not to worry, you can still downgrade from Windows 10 despite the absence of the windows.old folder, this next method will show you how.

Windows.old folder-for-downgrading-windows-10
Windows.old folder on Windows 10


If the above method didn't work for you, there's a way you can still downgrade from Windows 10 to windows 7 or 8.1 by doing a clean install of Windows 7 or 8.1 on your Windows PC.

  • Product key for the formal Windows 7 or 8.1 on your computer
  • Flash drive or Empty DVD Disk
  1. Download Windows 7 ISO file from Microsoft System Recovery or Download Windows Media Creation Tool for Windows 8.
  2. For Windows 8: After downloading Windows Media Creation Tool, launch the Wizard, select the version of Windows 8 you want, follow the on-screen instructions to setup your boot media.


  1. You will be able to put the boot media on a flash drive or create an ISO file to burn to disc.
  2.  For Windows 7: Download the ISO file and burn to disc or forward it to your flash drive.
  3. Boot your PC from the Disc or USB drive to downgrade your PC from Windows 10. 
That's All. If this tutorial was helpful, don't forget to share it.

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