Could I uninstall Windows 10 and revert to Windows 7 ?

I have just had a good read of the information available regarding Windows 10, and apart from being troubled that Norton Anti-virus will not work properly (I know about Windows Defender, but I have paid good money for Norton), and concerned that the information available states that Windows Live Family Safety will not work, I may give it a whirl although Windows Live Family Safety is very important to us.

Unlike when I checked compatavility when upgrading from XP to 7, this does not say which of my third-party programmes may or may not work with the computer so I may find that once I have received my copy of Windows 10 and installed it that I would prefer to return to Windows 7.  I've only relinquished Windows XP in favour of Windows 7 fairly recently, in order to benefit from Office 365 Home.

How easy would it be to uninstall it again?  Perhaps I should claim my free copy but not install it until much more information is available (ie until a lot of other people are using it and commenting).  Is it possible to just hang on to the download indefinitely until I am confident that Windows 10 will suit me and my family (one PC and two laptops, all running Windows 7). There just doesn't seem to be enough information around about upgrading, just a lot of marketing about what Windows 10 can do.

I am no expert, just an ordinary domestic computer user, so simply worded answers would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.


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Last updated February 6, 2019 Views 4,503 Applies to:

Can I uninstall Windows 10 if I do not like it?

See the following: How to: Rollback to a previous version of Windows from Windows 10

Will my Antivirus be compatible with Windows 10?

Most likely not. Windows 10 will require that you have a version of your Antivirus that is designed for Windows 10. It is recommended that you uninstall your current Antivirus before intiating the upgrade. If you have a subscription that has not expired, contact the developer to find out about Windows 10 support. Most Antivirus utilities should be upgraded by the time Windows 10 launches. If your subscription is still active, then you should be entitled to a compatible update for Windows 10.

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