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Downgrade/Uninstall/Roll Back Windows 10 Creator without Losing Data

Updated on May 17, 2018 by Tracy King to Computer Instruction

Summary:
This article shows you 3 effective methods to uninstall Windows Creator and roll back to previous system from System Settings, make a system restore and perform a clean install. Follow to see how to uninstall & roll Windows 10 Creator without losing any data now.

How to roll back or uninstall Windows 10 Creator?

Question 1: Is it possible to get previous Windows 10, 8 or 7 back after updating to Windows 10 Creator? 
Question 2: Do you know how to roll back Windows 10 Creator to the previous version of Windows 10?

Are you trying to find a way to roll back your present Windows 10 Creator to the previous version of Windows system like Windows 10, 8 or 7? Don't know Windows 10 Creator or your computer doesn't work quite well with latest Windows 10 Creator? Do you need a simple way to uninstall Windows 10 Creator and get your previous system back? Relax!

Here in this article, you'll find 3 methods to downgrade Windows 10 Creator to Windows 10/8/7:
1. Roll back Windows 10 Creator to the previous system from System Settings;
2. Downgrade Windows 10 Creator to previous Windows by system restore;
3. Uninstall Windows 10 Creator and get old system back by performing a clean install

How to downgrade Windows 10 Creator without losing data? Backup data first!

Don't want to lose any data while rolling Windows 10 Creator back to the previous system? If you are worried about this, relax! Powerful backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup will solve this issue for you. With simple clicks, you'll get all important files and data backed up:

1. Connect an external storage device with your PC;
Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, choose backup mode - "File Backup", "Disk/Partition Backup" or "System Backup".

Backup data before rolling back Windows 10 Creator.

2. Choose the files or data, hard drive partition or system that you need to backup;
Specify the backup destination to store the file, hard drive partition or system image. 
Click Proceed to finish the backup process.

Create backups for data before Windows 10 Creator downgrade.

Method 1. Roll back Windows 10 Creator to the previous system from System Settings

If you've just updated to Windows 10 Creator, just follow below tips and roll back to your previous system right now:

  • Open Settings > Update & security > Recovery;
  • Under 'Go back to the previous version of Windows 10', click Get started;

Downgrade Windows 10 Creator from recovery.

  • Select the reason 'why are you going back' and click Next;

Roll back Windows 10 Creator.

  • When Windows 10 promotes you an option 'Check for updates?', click No, thanks if you really need to roll back;

Guide to roll back Windows 10 Creator to previous system.

  • Click Next after reading the note about 'What you need to know';
  • Remember the password of your previous version of Windows 10/8/7 and click Next to continue;

Complete Windows 10 Creator downgrade to previous version.

  • Click Go back to earlier build to start the rollback.

Finish Windows 10 Creator downgrade process.

Let the process to complete, the setup will take over and you'll get your previous system back on your PC.

Method 2. Downgrade Windows 10 Creator by performing system restore in 3 steps

If you don't get an option in Settings in Windows Creator to downgrade the system, don't worry. You can simply downgrade Windows 10 Creator to the previous version within 3 steps by performing system restore with Windows backup and recovery system - EaseUS Todo Backup.

It's free to backup and restore system within 30 days by the help of EaseUS Todo Backup. Only one thing needs to be done first. It is to create system image to an USB drive with another PC which runs the same Windows system that you need and then you can restore the system to your Windows 10 Creator PC.

Follow the tutorial to see how to create a system image on USB drive for Windows 10/8/7. 

Now you can see how to downgrade Windows 10 Creator by system restore within 3 steps now:

1. Connect USB with Windows 10/8/7 system image with PC;
Install and launch EaseUS Todo Backup on Windows 10 Creator PC;

Restore system image to Windows 10 Creator.

2. Click System Transfer > Select the system image that you saved on the USB drive;

Restore Windows 10 Creator to previous version by system restore.

3. Navigate the location that you want to restore the previous system to your present Windows 10 Creator PC.
Click Proceed to start downgrading Windows 10 Creator to the previous system now.

Uninstall Windows 10 Creator and revert to previous OS.

Method 3. Uninstall Windows 10 Creator to get the previous system back by clean install

Here is another free option for you to uninstall Windows 10 Creator and get the previous system back by performing a clean install. If you know quite well about Windows installing jobs and computer administration, you may try this method right here now:

  1. For Windows 10 users:
  2. Follow this tutorial: Clean install Windows 10 to get your previous Windows 10 system clean installed on your PC right now;

  3. For Windows 8.1/8/7 users:
  4. Since Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows 8.1/8/7, you may have to download a relative Windows ISO file online first;
  5. Then, you can create an installation tool to clean install Windows 8/7 to your PC so to uninstall Windows 10 Creator.