You see, by default, Windows during upgrades does not delete any files, instead it always moves the previous installation files, including users files, to the Windows.old folder. Knowing this it is possible to recover all your files without much complication. Now there are 2 method, both pretty easy: First is by using a small application from Microsoft that automates the process and the second method is recovering those file manually. Keep reading to learn more…

Method 1

The only thing is that you need to download and run a Troubleshooting Pack from Microsoft, which will automatically retrieve your personal files and then it will copy them back to their original location path. That is all!

Method 2

Alternatively, you can do this process manually: Even though going back to a previous version of Windows isn’t officially supported in Windows 8, it still something possible to do; check this previous article — How to uninstall Windows 8 and restore Windows 7 [Step-by-Step]. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.