How to revert or rollback to Windows 8.1 or 7 from Windows 10.Congratulations if you’ve successfully upgraded to Windows 10, if you’re not, try to reserve your spot or use the Media Creation Tool. You must know you should not delete previous and temporary installation files that left in Windows.old folder soon after the upgrade, they’ll be automatically removed after a month.

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Keeping these files important because if you don’t like Windows 10 (reasons could be some hardware or programs might not work in it), you can able to get back to previous Windows installation i.e. Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 easily, here is how.

Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 showing Previous Windows Installations entry in Files to delete

Downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 from Windows 10, how?

1. Open Settings app > Update & Security > Recovery

2. Under ‘Go back to Windows 8.1’ or ‘Go back to Windows 7’, click on ‘Get Started’ and the follow on-screen instructions.

Go back to Windows 8.1 or 7 option in Reovery of Windows 10 Settings

Since I’ve upgraded from Windows 8.1, you can notice the first one in the below screenshot.

Sit back and relax, you’ll be downgraded to a previous Windows installation (possibly) without any issues.

What to do after a month or if you’ve deleted Windows.old folder by using Disk Cleanup after the upgrade?

Don’t worry, Microsoft’s tool allows to download Windows 10 ISO files. After downloading the ISO, burn it to USB drive or a DVD and install Windows.

Do note once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10, you can reinstall or clean install any  number of times during and after the free upgrade offer, so at any time after reverting back, you can install Windows 10 again using a USB drive or ISO created.