Windows upgraded your computer to Windows 10 WITHOUT YOU EVEN AGREEING TO IT!

Well, now what do you do? You are more than welcome to play around with it, look around, and see if you like it. I’ve been using Windows 10 since last September, when it first became available, and I like it: when it’s a fresh install, not when it’s an upgrade.  Upgrading from a current operating system can lead to many issues down the line, if not immediately after upgrading.

Microsoft has done a better than usual job of making the upgrade from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 go rather smoothly, but just like any operating system upgrade, not everything is going to work after the upgrade. The most common problem is that your printers aren’t going to work. Then any old software from a much older operating system is often unlikely to work.

So, you gave it a try and it simply wasn’t your cup of tea, or something you can’t live without is now broken.  Now what?  Well don’t panic because you can actually roll back to your previous operating system in a few steps;

Click the Windows button in the lower left corner of your screen.

Go to Settings> Update and Security > Recovery.

There you will see a button, “Go back to Windows 7” or “Go back to Windows 8”.

Once you choose to revert to your previous system, Windows will ask you a few questions to ask why you are leaving.  Click through the questionnaire until your rollback begins.

It will take a bit of time, but if you just upgraded, everything should work fine.

Now if it’s been over a month, you might not get the option to go back. In short, if you find yourself upgraded, take a thorough look around, test all your programs and printers, and if you like it, stay. If not, simply follow the above steps to go back!