Windows 10 Technical preview has been released by Microsoft and you can upgrade from existing version of Windows 10 or from Windows 8.1 if you are registered with the Insider Program. The OS comes with new features for the OS including Cortana, new web browser code named Project Spartan and also universal app with better user experience. Windows 10 will be the new OS which will be powering the desktops, Laptops, tablets and also phone. Cortana has been available on Windows Phone for quite some time now and it is now coming to desktop as well.
The new start menu on Windows 10 has been further evolved from the technical preview and comes with more features.
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If you have upgraded to Windows 10 TP from Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (previous version), you can now downgrade as well. This is the first time Microsoft is offering this option to go back to previous version of Windows.
To get started, open Settings and click Update and Recovery.
Under Update and Recovery, click Recovery option. On the right side, you will have the option “Go back to a previous version of Windows”. Microsoft say you can go back to the version of Windows that used to be on this PC without losing your documents, photos and other personal files.
Click on Get started button and you will get a confirmation.
Important things to note:
- You will not lose any documents, photos and other personal files
- Any apps installed after upgrading will be lost
- All changes to personal settings, like themes etc will be lost
Click on the Go back button and Windows will start the downgrade process.