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How to format HP Laptop Windows 10 to Windows 7?

Windows 10 offers plenty of upgraded features, but if you are comfortable with the simple Windows 7 version and want to return to the previous version, you can downgrade it.
Use the below steps to format HP laptop Windows 10 to Windows 7.

Format HP laptop Windows 10 to Windows 7


  1. Open the File Explorer on your computer, click This PC, and select Local Drive (C:).
  2. Search for the ‘Windows.old’ folder, and if you cannot find it, it means you have not updated your OS from Windows 7.
  3. Instead, you have wiped out the system completely and installed Windows 10.
  4. If you have updated your OS to Windows 10 from the old Windows 7 system, continue to read How to format HP laptop Windows 10 to Windows 7.
  5. On the desktop, click the Start icon and select the Settings icon.
  6. Now, choose Update and Security in the Settings window and click the Recovery menu on the left panel.
  7. You can find the ‘Go back to Windows 7’ option in the right panel.

  1. Click the Get Started button to start the downgrade setup.
  2. From the list of options, choose a reason for returning to the earlier version or type the reason and click Next.
  3. Read the instructions under ‘What you need to know’ and select Next.
  4. Click ‘Go back to Windows 7’, and wait until the process completes and the system restarts.
  5. If you are not able to format HP laptop Windows 10 to Windows 7, see that you back up your important files data to an external storage device.
  6. Get the Windows 7 installation CD/DVD and perform the recovery installation on the system.
  7. Overwrite the Windows 10 software and complete the process.