can 'free' upgrade to windows 10 be removed/ revert to 8.1

June 8, 2015 at 11:34:06
Specs: Windows 8.1, quad core/ 8gig
if i don't like this 'free' windows 10 upgrade,can i go back to 8.1 also can i use chrome as my browser

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#1
June 8, 2015 at 12:09:23
Respectively: so I'm told (although I can't find an article to back that claim), and yes.

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#2
June 8, 2015 at 12:47:40
Question Asked If I upgrade to Windows 10 and do not like it, will I be able to go back to Windows 7 or 8?

Answer Yes: Microsoft aims to enable you to “roll back” to your old operating system, if required. However, I wouldn’t rely on this. In my view, it’s essential to back up your old system before installing a new one. You should also use the option to create “recovery media” with your old system, so that you’re not totally dependent on the “roll back” working.

You and you alone are responsible for preserving your own data.

Above answer quoted from this article.

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#3
June 8, 2015 at 21:04:23
I would make a disk image just before a change like that so you could always just reimage the drive.

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#4
June 9, 2015 at 00:48:44
thanks for that, will get cracking now! Don

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#5
June 9, 2015 at 16:36:17
I posted on Windows 7 forum about removing the annoying icon for a free upgrade to 10. If I was you I just would not upgrade. But if you do invest in something like Acronis True Image and an external hard drive. Then back up to the hard drive before upgrading. Also make the Acronis boot media. Restore from the external with the boot media.

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#6
June 10, 2015 at 16:18:30
Note that if the disk image was made from Windows 7 Back Up (not sure about W8.1 though, W8.0 had the option to make a Repair Disk but W8.1 does not) you can boot to a Windows 7 Repair Disk and do the reimage from there.

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#7
June 11, 2015 at 11:06:11
Most things I've read about Windows 10 seem to be seen as improvements over Windows 8.1. What concerns me more is whether this move will lead forward to paid-for updates.

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#8
June 11, 2015 at 11:34:06
Yes improvements over Windows 8.1 by bringing back Windows 7 features such as Start Menu.

No the move will not lead forward to paid for updates but it will be forced on those running Windows 10 Home Edition. If you are running Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise you will have the option to decide on whether you want it or not.

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#9
June 11, 2015 at 14:16:16
XpUser - useful information.

That will scupper the "all manual" types like me. It will be like a new world, with the computer doing all sorts of things behind my back (like other peoples do).

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Or try to find a way to work around it.

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#10
June 11, 2015 at 20:49:41
Let us know if you succeed in working around it. HowtoGeek.com confirmed today (June 11) HERE that You Won’t Be Able to Disable (or Delay) Windows Updates on Windows 10 Home

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#11
June 12, 2015 at 06:10:17
I'm putting Win 10 on the back burner. Want to see what bugs fly out of it first.

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#12
June 12, 2015 at 06:17:13
As of build 10130, you can still disable the Windows Update service. I'm not sure what sort of blocks are going to be put in place on the Home versions, but I suspect you could stop updates if you really wanted to.

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#13
June 12, 2015 at 07:57:32
Yeah, I'm sure someone will work their way around updates in home. Harder though to be able to pick and choose. Pity because I usually avoid optional driver updates that I don't need, or check with the computer manufacturer.

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#14
June 12, 2015 at 08:51:40
I guess THESE EXPERTS are already working together world-wide to take down Microsoft draconian rules about automatic Windows updates. Stay tuned on CNN for the upcoming Breaking news LOL

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