[Nottingham] Recovering from a Win 10 downgrade

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Mar 9 13:17:18 UTC 2016

On 08/03/16 23:30, Jason Irwin wrote:
> OK, not GNU/Linux but I'm wondering if anyone has advice.
> My parents' laptop got downgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 fairly recently
> and it seems that the data for many non-MS applications got destroyed
> in that process.

All too unfortunately easily done...

> Unfortunately thing included their log-on details for JItsi amongst
> other things.

Yep. All rather disruptive and a huge waste of time for everyone... Such
is the game when the view appears to be that users are stooges to be

> Does the enforced install of Win 10 make any kind of back-up of the
> old C:\Users folder? Or does it just assume that anything non-MS is
> inconsequential and must be eliminated?

Is this where the goodwill and freedom of proactive users comes to the
rescue?... The beginnings of FLOSS guerilla action? ;-)


Windows 10 May Delete Your Programs Without Asking...


"When you install a major Windows 10 update, you may reboot to find some
of your programs missing. Yes, Windows 10 may remove your programs
without asking you–but you can get them back pretty easily..."

Hope your international remote support call is not too long!

Good luck!


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