How to Downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 8

Tracy King updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Common System Downgrade Doubts

Speaking of how to downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 8, many of us may wonder will we lose any important files? Will we lose apps, personal settings and other important files? What if you haven't update Windows 8 to 10, what you will do in case that one day you want to downgrade back to 8 and keep all previous settings? 

It's very common and ordinary to have these doubts when we are facing system downgrade or upgrade issues. Does there exist a method or even free system goback software that can help to remember all personal settings so to help us easily downgrade systems?

Tip: Do remember to backup system first. Let the system remember your previous settings so that one day you can directly downgrade Windows 10 to 8 without any worries.

Solution 1. Apply system rollback freeware to downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 8

A free system goes back software, named EaseUS System GoBack Free, is available now with a high capacity for helping users downgrade their computer systems such as return or go back to Windows 8 from Windows 10. It offers an excellent plan for users and it's a perfect system setting recorder that users can use it to back up the system within one click. You'll be provided virus clean circumstance to upgrade or downgrade system when necessary.

It will perfectly remember all your previous settings of your Windows 8 or other OS and keep all applications and files for you to downgrade to previous systems from the new system. Let's see how to use this system rollback freeware now:

1. Download and launch EaseUS System GoBack Free.

Choose System Backup to allow the program to remember your system setting before updating to Windows 10.

EaseUS System GoBack Free helps for downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 8.

The system backup file and image can be found by clicking the link at the interface after backup.

2. When you need downgrade Windows 10 to 8, launch this system goback freeware again. Choose Go Back. Yes, just one click. You'll downgrade Windows 10 to 8.

Solution 2. Using Windows 10 Rollback Tool

1. Open start menu by clicking the icon and choose "Settings".

2. Click "Update & Security" at the dialog box.

3. At last, choose "Recovery" and click "Go back to Windows 8 or 8.1".

Shortages of Windows 10 rollback tool.

The shortcoming of Windows 10 rollback tool is that it only allows users to rollback to the previous OS within just 1 month. After that, you'll never have a chance then. And not all settings and apps can be kept by this method. This is why EaseUS System GoBack Free comes out. It's designed to offer you a second chance to safely downgrade system whenever you need and keep all your previous settings.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.