Does restoring windows 10 downgrade to 8.1 8 or 7? RRS feed

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  • While restoring the windows 8.1 upgraded from windows 8, the update wil deleted and windows 8 will restore. Does it is same in windows 10, after upgrading from wn 7, 8, or 8.1 while factory reset or restore does it goes back to previous version?
    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 2:37 AM

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  • I am referring the following from Blogging Windows:

    Without a separate recovery image, the Refresh and Reset functionalities will instead rebuild the operating system in place using runtime system files. Not only does this take up less disk space, it also means you will not have a lengthy list of operating system updates to reinstall after recovering your device.

    Even though Windows no longer requires a separate recovery image, Windows can still recover a device from severe corruption. With Windows 10, you can create your own recovery media and back up the pristine state of the operating system and preinstalled software. If things go wrong and you are unable to refresh or reset your device successfully, you can boot the device using recovery media and reset to the prior pristine state.

    The Windows 10 upgrade will destroy your factory restore partition.Best option will be to back up your  previous Windows  Factory Restore Partition to a USB Drive.

    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 3:01 AM