Hmmmm... Bad Microsoft Bad Microsoft... I am a big fan of Microsoft and their products but, do not approve of their recent cheekiness.
I think this time they have crossed the line by forcefully installing Windows 10 without the user's consent.
But, no need to panic about it. There is a way to roll back to Windows 7 or Windows 8 (whichever you were using before)
If you are using a laptop, please make sure to connect the power lead and DO NOT do this process in battery power.
You can roll back to the previous version of Windows at two different stages.
- At the end of Installation process
- After the Installation
At the end of Installation process
Let it finish its downloading and installing process. DO NOT interfere during the installation. At the final stage, when it asks you to Accept the Terms and Conditions click on Decline and the rolling back process will start. Just follow the instructions on the screen.
After the Installation
Microsoft gives you 30 days from the day you upgraded to Windows 10 to roll back to your previous version of Windows. If Windows 10 has already been installed, follow below steps
Step 1: Backup backup backup...
Before you do so, however, it's a good idea to back up your data, even though it will remain intact.
Step 2: Open Settings App - Click Start Menu, click on Settings.
Step 3: Click on Update & Security
Step 4: Click on Recovery option on the left side and then on "Get Started," under "Go Back to Windows 7" OR "Go Back to Windows 8"
Step 3: Select a reason why you want to roll back and click Next.
After a couple of warnings / confirmations, the rollback process will start. The process could take anything from a few minutes to an hour depending on the performance of your computer.