After upgrading to Windows 10, some users may feel the need to revert back to the older version of the OS – Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. The best option available to be taken under such circumstances is to use the built-in feature that allows users to rollback from Windows 10 – and it could be even after the 30 day limit. There is another way however, and that is by using a recently released freeware from Neosmart called Windows 10 Rollback Utility.
Windows 10 Rollback Utility
Windows 10 Rollback Utility is a suite of automated PC diagnostic, repair & recovery software. Once you’ve downloaded the utility on a PC, all you have to do is copy it to a USB, CD, or DVD and start up the PC, that you want to roll back to the older version of the Windows.
One main characteristic of the tool is it does not merely allow the user to revert back to the older version of the Windows OS, but also helps users protect their PC from automatically updating to Windows 10 in the future.
Before proceeding any further, bear one thing in mind – keep a backup of all important information & data you want to keep, as there are chances, even if remote, of losing some data. You can make a backup on an external hard drive or by using a cloud storage service.
Once you have booted from the USB, CD or DVD containing Windows 10 Rollback Utility, the utility will scan your PC Windows installations.
Select an OS you want to rollback to.
Having done that, click on the Roll Back button, you see in the bottom right corner. The tool will start the roll back process and you will be able to see its process as follows.
Once the job is done, you will have to click on the Restart button to restart your computer.
On restart, your computer should be rolled back to your earlier operating system.
The tool also offers other options, which are applicable to the selected OS.
If you were to select Windows 10 for instance, you would see these options.
One characteristic feature of Windows 10 Rollback Utility worth mentioning here is that while rolling back from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1/7, the application moves Windows 10 installation to a new folder, so that you can reverse the downgrade at any time with a few clicks if there is any event of misfortune. Besides, it also houses functions that can be used to undo failed or partial Windows 10 upgrades.
All in all, it’s a nice one-click rollback solution which is completely hassle free and with a single “point and click” restore process.
Interested users, can download the free the application from its home page and share your experiences with us in the comments section below, for the benefit of others.
Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.