How to Return to Windows 8 from Having Windows 10?

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  1. Ms. I

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    Anyone know the steps, a website link explaining how, or what to do to go back to Windows 8 once you've upgraded to 10? I have a 1-yr old computer, but it had 8 when I bought it. When the upgrade to 10 became available, I upgraded. Now I'll need 8 again for an at-home job.

    Also, can I ever go back to 10 in the future?

    Thanks for ANY help you can give!
     
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  3. mollydoll

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    Why do you need to go back to 8?
     
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    mollydoll, thanks. Since posting this thread, I see you can't if you upgraded more than 30 days ago. Drats! While I'm trying to still find out how to roll back, anyone know how to go back to 8 once the 30 days has passed?

    ChristyF, it's not by choice. I need it for some work I have do.

    By the way, anyone know places that still sells laptops w/ 8 on them, while I'm looking in the meantime?
     
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    You can back up your files, and just format your hard drive and reinstall your original system disks.

    Maybe it would be easier to find a work around for what you need to do?
     
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    About a month ago I bought a laptop with Windows 8 on Amazon.
     
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    You can reset your computer to a date prior to the installation of w 10.
     
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    Thanks guys! I figured out how to go back if the 30 days has passed.
     
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    What did you end up doing?
     
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    Nothing just yet. I'll probably do what I last said here IF I still have to end up doing it.
     
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    Most software should be compatible with Windows 10 - you can always try to run it in compatibility mode.
     
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    Thanks bros.
     
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    I was particularly interested in the AFTER 30 DAYS HAD PASSED instructions, so I found a good video:



    So there are 3 options:

    1) Keep personal files, but remove apps & settings
    2) Remove everything
    3) Restore to factory settings

    Does anyone know if option #1 will suffice rather than #3 as it says to do in the above video?
     
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    Earlier today, I had a huge, frustrating ordeal on the phone w/ the Lenovo people for 2-3 hrs, trying to get Windows 8 again & it's a no go, so I'm going to forget it. In fact, a lot of stuff got deleted off my computer! :mad: I could pay money if I really wanted to push the issue, but oh well. And I'm not going to purchase another computer that still has 8 on it.
     

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