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How to revert from Windows 10 back to Windows 7 when usual

Customer Question

How to revert from Windows 10 back to Windows 7 when usual method does not work because needed files were removed during upgrade
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Byron replied 12 months ago.

Hi Joe. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist.

Can I ask how long have you been using Windows 10?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
3 days
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I do not see any answer to my question.
Expert:  Byron replied 12 months ago.

If it's been 3 days you should be able to roll it back to Windows 7.

This is the way to do it.

Click the Start menu button and select Settings.

On the new page select Update & Security

From the vertical menu on the left, select Recovery.

Under "Go Back to Windows 7"

click Get Started

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
This information you gave is the same method that is given free from the help menu. It does not work because some files were deleted during the update. If you can't do better you get a zero!
Expert:  Byron replied 12 months ago.

What's the exact message you get?

Expert:  Byron replied 12 months ago.

Is this what you're getting? (see attachment)

Expert:  Byron replied 12 months ago.

Do you have any System Restore points on the computer?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Byron: Sorry for mess up. My computer locked up. I finally got up and set Google Chrome as default before I could get on internet. The box you displayed is the message I get.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Byron : I have to leave and will not be back until late.
Expert:  Byron replied 11 months ago.

That's OK.

Click in your search box and type: file explorer options

open the search result at the top.

Select the View tab at the top.

Under Hidden files and folders

select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Click Apply and then OK.

Open This PC and look for these two folders (see attachment)

Expert:  Byron replied 11 months ago.

Correction: Open This PC and then open your C: drive

and look for these two folders (see attachment)

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Your response 17 Dec. 2015 08:20 did not work. "Hidden Files, Folders, Drives" does not appear.
Expert:  Byron replied 11 months ago.

It does. (see attachment)

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