Windows 10 Threshold 2 removes rollback partition, users cant go back to Windows 7

Windows 10 logoWindows 10 Threshold 2, which was released only a few days ago, has become the new default, which means that should you decide to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Microsofts new operating system, you get straight to this particular version, and not to the RTM launched in July.

This is actually a good thing, given the fact that Threshold 2 comes with so many great improvements, but in case you decide to downgrade for any good reason, you might not be able to do it.

A report published by The Inquirer reveals that, in some cases, the Windows 10 Threshold 2 update removes the rollback partition, which means that you wont be able to downgrade to your previous versions of the operating system.

Windows 10 Threshold 2 removes rollback partition, users cant go back to Windows 7

While theres no clear reason why the partition is removed, the aforementioned source speculates that its all because of the limited amount of space. Either way, since this partition is no more, going back to a previous Windows version is impossible, which means that Microsofts promise that you could downgrade in the first 30 days after installing Windows 10 isnt valid anymore.

Redmond doesnt say it specifically, but the downgrade option might indeed be missing from computers running Threshold 2. This is, in fact, one of the reasons some PCs arent getting Threshold 2 in the first place, so the chances are that you actually force-upgraded with an ISO or with the Media Creation Tool if the rollback partition is no longer there.

If its been less than 31 days since you upgraded to Windows 10, you wont get the November update right away; this will allow you to go back to your previous version of Windows if you choose. After the 31 days have passed, your PC will automatically download the November update, Microsoft says.

Weve also reached out to Microsoft for more information on this and will update the article should an answer be provided.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10

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