1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    When I select get started in Settings to Go back to Windows 7″ (because I don't want Windows 10 anymore), it says that I need to remove new accounts and their profiles that I added after my most recent upgrade. It states: you created one account (Administrator)". I had 2 Administrator accounts from BEFORE I updated to windows 10: the built-in Administrator and my personal one that I worked under. The only one it would let me remove was the latter one so without thinking it thru I deleted that one and tried the get started button again only to get the same message! And now my main user account is gone and it still wont let me revert back to Windows 7! I tried to add a new user account just to see if it would let me restore windows 7 after adding a new account and then deleting it, but now it won't even let me add a new account. I tried Settings > Accounts > Other Users > and when I clicked on the "Add someone else to this PC" button I would see a new window flash really quickly as if it was trying to open but to no avail! I appreciate the help as I'm at a loss as to where to go from here.
    08-10-2015 02:57 AM
  2. Tim Dolbear's Avatar
    Same issue here. I only have the one account. I go to user accounts and its mine and says Admin. I can't remove or change its setting. W10 revert will not let me go any further and W10 has been a nightmare.
    08-10-2015 12:00 PM
  3. Tim Dolbear's Avatar
    Fixed: moving the c:\users\administrator folder to somewhere else, like to a temp folder. and now its letting me revert back to 8.1
    08-10-2015 12:04 PM
  4. atvroom88's Avatar
    Thanks for your help! However, when I tried to do what you said it said: "Error 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect." and wouldn't let me move the admin folder. :(
    08-10-2015 02:54 PM
  5. sales sales's Avatar
    It says Administrator has file in use.. so I can not remove, any thoughts anyone?
    09-09-2015 04:40 PM

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