My friend left his computer in sleep mode, and when he went back to it the next day the computer had upgraded
to windows 10 without his permission, the problem that he has is that he has lost all of his files and photographs
is there any way he can revert back to windows 8 and get back all of his files and photographs.
Has he actually checked the hard drive to see if they are still there. I did an upgrade for a client about 2 weeks ago, I did a backup of their hard drive first and then did the upgrade. When in Win 10 I checked and nothing was lost.
However, I have another client that did not do a backup of the drive or user data before upgrading and they too lost their data and e-mail contact list. I tried to get it back for them but was unsuccessful.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home Built OS Win7/10 CPU i7 3770 Motherboard ASRock Z77 Professional Fatal1ty Memory 16 GB, GSkill Ripsaw Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD7770 Sound Card RealTek Integrated/Roland Studio Capture Monitor(s) Displays Viewsonic VA2448SE Screen Resolution 1920X1080
Keyboard Microsoft Wireless Mouse Logitech wireless PSU 650 watt fully modular Case Corsair Carbide 500R Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro Hard Drives 500GB Samsung 540 SSD for Win 7, 500GB Samsung 550 SSD for Win 10, 3TB for backups Internet Speed Cable - 80MB Downlink Browser Edge/Firefox Antivirus Microsoft Other Info Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid an Roland Octa-Capture recording interface unit.
If he uses the recovery option, will he get all of his files and photographs back
When I exercised that function on one of my machines last year everything was returned to as before with all files intact but when it boots up to the previous OS it will be ready to upgrade to W-10 once again so you need to be ready to react to that and cancel or block any upgrade. I had a few kinks when I used that feature and it took a couple of days to return to 100% normal.
When any version of windows upgrade to Windows 10 without doing a clean install, then Windows 10 by default stores the previous Windows data in C:\Windows.old folder. This folder holds all the files of previous Windows. If you delete this folder, then you won’t get your files back ever.