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calmat

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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.

Regards Calmat
 

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  • OS
    windows 8

fireberd

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
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    RealTek Integrated
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    27" Dell SE2717HR
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    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
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    Microsoft Wireless
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    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
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    Edge/Firefox
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    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

gator2013

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There should be a recovery option in W-10 to roll back to your previous OS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 500-075 Desktop + HP 15-f018dx Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2 GHz Quad Core/ LT - i3-4030U 1.9 GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxcon Joshua-H61-uATX
    Memory
    8 GB/ LT - 6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (DX10.1)
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD73E
    Hard Drives
    1T HDD, 16G Sandisk Cache Drive, 2T Seagate 3.0 External
    Keyboard
    Wireless
    Mouse
    Wireless
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
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    CyberPower UPS, Macrium Backup, Revo Pro, Malwarebytes Premium

gator2013

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hi everyone

If he uses the recovery option, will he get all of his files and photographs back

Regards Calmat
Yes!

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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 500-075 Desktop + HP 15-f018dx Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2 GHz Quad Core/ LT - i3-4030U 1.9 GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxcon Joshua-H61-uATX
    Memory
    8 GB/ LT - 6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (DX10.1)
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD73E
    Hard Drives
    1T HDD, 16G Sandisk Cache Drive, 2T Seagate 3.0 External
    Keyboard
    Wireless
    Mouse
    Wireless
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    CyberPower UPS, Macrium Backup, Revo Pro, Malwarebytes Premium
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Hello Calmat,

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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    I 5
    Motherboard
    AMH
    Memory
    DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS
    Browser
    Firefox 21
    Antivirus
    MSE

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