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    installed win 10 reinstall?

    I've installed win 10 from win 7, think I want win 7 back for a while so i'll do the recovery option "BUT" before I do this, if I want win 10 back later...... how can I get it back?
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    Check your current install to see if you have a digital entitlement. Go to Settings | Update & Security | Activation. Look under "Product Key". You should see a message "Windows 10 on this device is activated with a digital entitlement". That means the PC is registered with the Microsoft activation servers. You can go back to Windows 7 and then reinstall Windows 10 from the Microsoft site whenever you want. You'll get the latest Windows 10. During the Windows 10 installation if you get to a point where it asks for a key just skip it. Windows should activate automatically when the install is complete.
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    Great, thanks !!

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    Jagworld, you might consider making an image before you revert to 7.
    Just saying...

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    Good idea RockE, thanks.

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    The only issue with an image backup of Windows 10 is that you may wind up with a bunch of Windows updates to get current when you restore the image. Joe's method should result in a more current copy of Windows 10. You might want to make the image anyway in case you run into troubles but I would try Joe's method first when it come time to move back to Windows 10.

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    Thanks, Jerry. I should have said that (but didn't).

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