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Forced upgrade

I have read with interest the newsletter today about the forced upgrade to Windows 10. This happened to me a couple of weeks ago when microsoft hijacked my pc and installed windows10. I am not a computer wizard I am a senior citizen who learned how to use a pc through my grandchildren. I was perfectly happy with windows 7 and have tried to find my way around 10 but I can't find stuff and am very unhappy about it. It takes up a lot of memory not leaving me much storage and I now have stuff I don't want and will never use. I am dubious about uninstalling things I don't want in case it has some effect on other programmes. Then to top it all I discovered my printer no longer works, I spent a day troubleshooting, uninstalling and reinstalling, downloading patches, fixes etc to no avail. Got hold of manufacturer, to be told not compatible with windows 10 and my only option to get help online from third party's!!! What? Printer is old I must admit, but it is still in good working order. So now I have an os I don't like or want and am being forced to buy a new printer. One very disgruntled OAP.

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Roll Back to Windows 7

In reply to: Forced upgrade

Hello Yvoh51,

I can really understand when thing dont work. You can still roll back to Windows 7. If it’s been less than a month since you upgraded to Windows 10, you can go back to your previous version of Windows by going to Settings > Update & security > Recovery and selecting either Go back to Windows 7. This won't affect your personal files, but it will remove any apps you installed after the upgrade to Windows 10.
All the best.

Regards,
Edwin | Tech Support Team
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Windows 10 forced update

In reply to: Roll Back to Windows 7

Yes I have read that I can roll back but as I understand it unless I turn off windows updates,, which I am loathe to do, then it will just keep installing windows 10. I don't really want to keep having my pc hijacked it's too much hassle. I am just really annoyed it was done without my permission and that now my printer does not work.

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