Recent content by Charles Clarke

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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    I guess my problem is with the hypocrisy of Mshaft -- before the first adverse instances of the W10 upgrade, Jo Public didn't have clue of the potential catastrophe that was about to happen to them. Everything was presented as the 'best thing since sliced bread', it was 'FREE' and you could roll...
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    The whole point of this thread is that that 'option' doesn't work if your C drive is moderately full -- if there is not twice the size of Windows.old available on C: the W10 upgrade doesn't give you the Roll Back button and there is nothing you can do, as your machine is effectively 'bricked' if...
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    Sadly the recovery disk is only for repairing the existing OS not recovering after W7 HPrem has been overwritten with W10. The best way to recover is to see if you can access your files on your disk by taking it out of the machine and connecting to it via a disk caddy on another computer. Once...
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    Sorry I'm not being clear -- it did create a windows.old folder which magically disappeared after 31 days. But in doing the upgrade, because there wasn't free space to the tune of twice the size of the windows.old folder, it didn't give me a roll back button in the Recovery dialogue, so I...
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    That only works if you know about it BEFORE you upgrade -- there is no information from Msoft or others to that effect -- so if your C drive is congested and you upgrade you're screwed.
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    Hello Terry, There is no roll back option -- the so-called free upgrade does the calculation and if it decides there is not enough free space it doesn't give you the roll back button in Settings>Update&Security>Recovery, even though the windows.old partition is there. Also it deletes the...
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    When I was in technical computing full time, we had a concept called "Stable Computing Environment" -- it seems that Msoft does its worst to undermine these ideas and call it progress, when in fact it just makes their job easier and reduces THEIR costs at OUR expense.
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    Thanks -- It's a shame Msoft was not more forthcoming with ALL the appropriate information before 'encouraging' people to upgrade. I run Sophos AV and Firewall and there was no information about the fact that I needed to upgrade that before it would work on W10 -- it just disappeared and...
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    I have a couple of other options before I have to do the clean install -- I have the old disk I cloned the SSD from that still has a working version of W10 on it -- I can give Option 2 a try with that -- I was also going to try my W7 rescue media, just in case that might work. Thanks again.
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    Thanks for your response. Option 1 just produces "There is a problem" on every successive screen and takes me back into an infinite 'Automatic Repair' loop and I can't get into settings (Option 2) as W10 has got itself so screwed up it won't boot AND 'normal' Safe Mode keyboard shortcuts don't...
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    Thanks for your response. Sadly that just dumps me into an Automatic Repair loop. There is a <Go back to the previous build> option, but that takes you back in W10. Because there wasn't enough free space on C: (a 128GB SSD) the upgrade never gave me the option to roll back -- the button is not...
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    W10 > W7 Roll Back

    When I decided to upgrade what I thought was a 'sacrificial' W7 laptop, just to take a look at W10, I naively believed the Msoft propaganda that said I could 'easily' roll back if I didn't like W10. What they don't tell you is that you need free space on your C: drive equivalent to twice the...