View Full Version : Can I get Windows 8 back?

November 12th, 2015, 04:54 PM
I installed Windows 10 but now my laptop has slowed down considerably. Is it possible to get back to Windows 8 without losing data? If so what is the procedure? Thanks.

November 12th, 2015, 06:51 PM
Depends when you upgraded to Windows 10 if it has been less than 30 days then:

Start> Settings

Then click on Update & Security
Now left Pane Recovery

Click Go Back to Windows 8

Next window Click whatever you want on WHY.

Once it is rolled back you may have to reinstall some Apps

When you first upgraded to Win 10 did it run OK, then just started slowing down?

November 13th, 2015, 04:05 PM
It is more then a month. The slow down started as soon as I changed over to Windows 10.

November 13th, 2015, 06:34 PM
Well either we figure out what slowed it down, or you would have to reinstall Windows 8, if you have the original DVD's and obviously you would loose your programs. All you documents/pictures can be backed up. It would be like starting over.

So the whole computer is just slow?

Do you have the Windows 8 DVD'S?

November 13th, 2015, 11:50 PM
The Asus laptop did not come with any CDs but I have backed up the image when windows 8 was loaded. I will save all my data and reinstall windows 8. Thanks.

November 14th, 2015, 02:35 AM
check to see if you have your windows.old folder. if you still do, give the instructions in the second post a try.