Windows 10 will be available next week as a free upgrade, and millions out there are most likely planning to make the jump, especially as the next operating system comes with plenty of new features. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to like or that everything will go smooth, so you might ponder over the thought to downgrade to your previous Windows version.
However, sometimes this could create even more problems than sticking with an undesirable version of Windows. EaseUS, a Chinese online software company specializing in data backup, data recovery and partition management, has now released System GoBack Free 1.0, a free Windows rollback alternative for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 users who want to downgrade from Windows 10.
Even if Microsoft is going to deliver a final version of Windows 10 next week, it’s almost a given that there will be plenty of unexpected glitches and crashes, and you can never know how serious they can be. So rolling back to your previous Windows version might be a good idea just until Microsoft comes up with a fix for that potential problem.
System GoBack Free allows to take a full system image of the user’s computer before jumping to Windows 10. Of course, Windows also comes with its own built-in system image tools, but what makes this free software different is how easy it can be used.
You just need to download and install the app and then go for the “Backup System” option which will create an image of your current Windows. Once you have upgraded to Windows 10, you can choose the “Go Backup” feature. In my case, the backup took quite a while, as this depends on the size of your Windows partition. What could be improved, however, is for the software to offer the option to pick and choose your backup drive and to create an emergency boot image.
What needs to be pointed out is that the program needs to be used before upgrading to Windows 10 as you need to create a backup first. If you need more features, the Todo Backup Workstation lets you exclude files from backup, comes with Outlook backup & recovery, a WinPE bootable media yes and others.