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 won’t 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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