Cant go back from Windows 10 to Windows 7
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    Cant go back from Windows 10 to Windows 7

    My dell desktop came with windows 7 pre-installed, I upgraded to windows 10 but it has been over 1 one year.
    I saved the Windows.old folder on an external hard drive and now copied it back to c:\ but when I try to downgrade I don't have the option to go back to windows 7.

    what can I do ?

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    The time limit for rollback was 30 days ( and is now 10 days )

    There is ( or was ) a trick to extend this but you also needed to save an additional folder called C:\$Windows~BT, you might want to check if you backed that one up as well.

    Otherwise, check if you have a recovery partition still intact holding the old version of windows 7, many computers came with that instead of physical media, typically you would see something at boot saying "Press f# for recovery options"

    Otherwise

    Get your original windows 7 disk and do a fresh install, or did you make an image backup that you could use?

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...dedb1ce?auth=1
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