Microsoft to allow Windows 10 owners to go back to 7, 8

Not everyone’s a fan of Windows 10, and if you upgraded but prefer to look and feel of 7 or 8, you can return from whence you came.

News from Microsoft this week which is sharing some of the things it has learned about Windows, and even changing a few others, like this neat gem: if you don’t like Windows 10 and upgraded in the past 31 days, you can go back to your old operating system.

According to Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group, “you can easily go back to your prior version of Windows within 31 days if you choose”.

In a blog posted by Myerson, he detailed how new installations of Windows 10 now kept the old operating system laying around, with the main reason being a change of mind.

For instance, if you don’t like Windows 10 within the space of 31 days of using it, you can head to your settings screen and downgrade, going back to a prior version of Windows.

It does need to be said that regardless of you going back to a different version, Windows 10 is the new OS Microsoft will be investing its time and money into, so it might be easier to get used to the operating system rather than revert, but if you’re set in your ways or have applications totally dependent on a previous operating system that won’t work, the option is there, and it won’t even require a complete wipe of your system, as it normally would.