Microsoft’s newest release Windows 10 is no doubt an advance and new generation operating system. This one is becoming the most popular windows release among all its previous releases. People around the world are loving Windows 10 because of its extra manageable features and fast speed, that makes Windows 10 easy to use even by non-technical people.
But this has some dark side also, as some people are also out there who didn’t find the Windows 10 right for them. They are willing to come back to their previous/original operating system, so trying to rollback/downgrade or remove/ uninstall windows 10.
- Did you not like Windows 10? If so…you’ve time just a month to downgrade/rollback to your previous OS
If you are also one of them who want to uninstall windows 10 from your system, you’re at the right place. Here you will find a step by step guide to uninstall Windows 10 and get your previous operating system back without losing any data in your system.
First of all you must be clear about what method you had opted to install Windows 10 in your system. I mean, whether you have upgraded your currently running Windows OS to Windows 10, or you have installed Windows 10 on other hard disk partition – i.e created dual boot Windows 10 along with Windows 7 (or 8/8.1).
- You can install windows 10 in 3 different ways, must check which one is right for you
- Ultimate guide to clean install, dual boot Windows 10 along with Windows 7 or 8/8.1
Now, If you’re clear and have upgraded your currently running Windows OS to Windows 10, you need to follow this tutorial – (how to downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7 or 8/8.1).
else, if you have installed windows 10 on another hard disk partition using dual boot method, follow the guide below to remove or uninstall Windows 10 from dual boot.
This is the trick where you need to delete the Windows 10 boot loader file and set the another OS (Windows 7 or 8/8.1) boot loader file as default. So that when you restart the system next time it will directly boot the another/previous OS (Windows 10 won’t boot) without asking. Let’s start…
Easiest way to uninstall Windows 10 from dual-boot:
- Open Start Menu, type “msconfig” without quotes and press enter. It will open System configuration.
- Open Boot tab from System Configuration, you will see the following:
- Windows 10 (*:\Windows) : Default OS
- Windows 7 (C:\Windows) : Current OS
- Select Windows 10 and click Delete.
- Now select another Operating System (Current OS e.g. Windows 7 or 8/8.1) and then click “Set as Default”
- Now Windows 10 boot loader is removed from the Dual Boot of your system. It will now directly boot to another/previous OS (for example: Windows 7) without asking.
PS: Yet you just have removed Windows 10 boot loader files – that causes Windows 10 to disappear from dual boot menu while booting the system. But windows 10 installation files are still available in the system. To delete those files simply format the hard disk drive where Windows 10 was installed.
If you format the drive without removing the Windows 10 boot loader files or without assigning other OS boot loader as default, your will fail to boot-up.
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