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How To Downgrading From Windows 10 To Windows 8

Windows 10 is the latest and the greatest version of the Microsoft’s Windows OS line up. It’s ease of use, and extensive features make it an all-rounder OS. Apart from those it also contains some old but famous elements of the legendary Windows 7, and those are Start Menu, Power Button, etc. To compete in the current times, Microsoft didn’t take any kind of chances with the Windows 10. They try to make it fast, popular and unbeatable.

But even with all these marvelous elements, Microsoft is unable to meet its expectations with Windows 10 and the main reason behind it is the Microsoft itself. With all the new major and minor updates, Microsoft is trying to improve the Windows 10 but with all those updates they also realize a lot of errors and bugs in the OS too.  Those bugs and errors created a lot of problems for the users and that is not a good sign for the OS. Therefore many users are uninstalling the Windows 10 and reverting back to the older version of the Windows OS.

If you want to do the same thing then here are some ways to do it.

Precautions Before The Process

Before doing anything you need to make some efforts and changes to preserve the precious data from the destruction.

First, you need to move all of your files and data to an external drive or a cloud server like G Drive. As long as it is not connected to the system drive physically, it is saved from the destruction. You need to do this process mandatorily because during the downgrading process Windows doesn’t save any data or files, therefore, you have to do it manually.

The second thing you need to do is, you have to download all the important drivers before any installation or uninstallation process. You can download it to a USB flash drive and uses it during the installation process. This will make the installation process much smoother and hurdle free.

Now the third and the last thing you need to do is that you have to download Windows 8.1 from the Windows server to a DVD. Other than that you can also create a bootable USB flash drive with a Windows OS. This will help you to ease the process of installation.


How to downgrade to windows 8.1 Automatically?

To begin this downgrade, first, you need to open the “Setting” app. Then inside the “Setting”, you need to find the “Update & security” option. Then click on it. Now in the  “Update & security” page you need to click on the ” Recovery” option which is present on the left side of that page. Inside the “Recovery” page you need to choose the Windows version in which you want to return.  Now under those versions, you will find a button option which is label as ” Get started”. Click on that ” Get started” button to start the uninstallation.

During that process, Windows 10 will ask you that ” why you’re removing it” and then greet you with a couple of warnings.  After that, the system will reboot its self and complete the Windows 10 uninstallation process. But keep it in mind that this process can take a great deal of time to complete and if you want the safety of the system then don’t interrupt the process at any point. Because this action can corrupt the OS and other drivers.

Now when the uninstallation process is complete the Windows will enter is maybe Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. This all depends on the option you have selected. But this down gradation process only available for those users who have updated their OS from Windows 8.1/7 to 10 and this offer last for only for one month after the upgradation.

The main benefit of this process is that you don’t need to worry about the date or files because in this process nothing got deleted.

How To Downgrade to Windows 8.1 Manually?

To start the downgrading process manually, first, you need to open the BIOS. To do that first, reboot the system and in the time of startup press F4 or F10 to enter. Then inside the BIOS, you need to select the drive option “USB” or “USB-HDD” if you are using the bootable flash drive and “CD/DVD” if you are using CD. After that, you need to follow the instruction. Now need to do the drive partition but before doing that don’t forget to format the drive. This will help you clear all the errors and bugs files from the older version.  Now after all this the installation process will start and took about 30 min- 60min to get completed. After the process got completed you just need to install the drivers and old media files to the newly downgraded system


We hope this article helped you to downgrade your system and we will continue to our work and research on this and many other topics.