Reviewers agree that Windows 10 is awesome. Reviewers also agree that you should probably wait till bugs get fixed. But maybe you’ve heard that you can simply revert to Windows 8.1 if you don’t like it? Well… I just tried it, and it’s not quite that simple.
There definitely is such an option. You can see it right there in the screenshot above. And the procedure to roll back your operating system is pretty painless, too.
You just hit that Get Started button…
…click through these screens…
Tap the magnifying glass buttons in the upper-left hand corner of these pics for a closer look.
…and after a lengthy series of reboots, you’re back to Windows 8.1.
Much like my transition from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, it felt seamless at first. All my icons were back in the exact same places I left them. I had my old wallpaper back, too.
But clearly some of the toys didn’t get put back in the toybin, because the moment I tried to launch Chrome, this popped up:
Similarly, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere were nowhere to be found. They no longer appeared on my apps list. I couldn’t even find them in Windows Search:
That’s not to say that Windows deleted any of these apps. They were totally still there on my computer, and I launched each of them by browsing deep down into their directories in
File Windows Explorer.
Are you familiar with all these nagging little issues that make it feel like the world’s most gigantic beta.