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    going to go back to 7

    I made the foolish move of taking advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 and have been sorry ever since. Since there is no way to rollback to Windows 7 I will be forced to do a complete system recovery from the partition on my computer. Hopefully Windows 10 didn't erase it? I've done a number of recoveries through the years on different versions of Windows and have always lost information. I know I can do a disc image right now but am wondering if the disc image of Windows 10 will work after I do the recovery, or will it attempt to put me back to Windows 10? I have an external means of saving information and will save everything that I can think of, but always seem to forget a lot more than I saved. What is the best way to save the important information and not lose anything? All I know for sure is that I do not like Windows 10 and the faster it is gone, the happier I will be.

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    IMO...Step One would be to do a backup of whatever data files you deem useful/valued.

    From that point on...everything is trial-and-error, with no guarantee of success.

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    A disk image of Windows 10 will put you back to Windows 10. What is the make and model of the computer? If doing a factory reset back to Windows 7 you will need to reinstall all your programs.

    Open Disk Management and look for a partition of about 15 to 20 GB. It could be called Restore or something similar. Do you have a COA sticker on the computer with a legible copy of the key?

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    I just read elsewhere that Windows 10 breaks the link to the recovery partition so I cannot go back to Windows 7? Is this true? I just hope I am not stuck with 10. It also said that Windows 10 replaces the Windows 7 partition with Windows 10?

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    What is the make and model of the computer? Is there a legible key on the COA sticker? Windows 10 may break the factory reset partition but no always.

    Post a screenshot of Disk Management.

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