I clicked downgrade on Windows 10 Settings to go back to my old Windows 8.1. I didn't like Windows 10 and it had a lot of issues. It did its thing when it rebooted and when it had finished, it quickly flashed a huge bsod (by huge I mean it seemed to think I had a bigger monitor so everything was shifted to the right, meaning I could only see that damn sad face that was right over on the right hand side of the screen) and as a result I can't see the error message.
I used Rufus and made a bootable USB with Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB. It booted into Troubleshoot and had loads of new options. I thought I was getting somewhere. However, I kept getting the "drive is locked" crap. Took me ages, and I don't know what I did (I've been following tutorials for hours now) but suddenly the option in System Restore, Go back to a previous build and refresh your pc now has the option
Windows 8.1. I was over the moon!
So I selected "keep my files" and set it going.
It reaches 1% and then says it failed and no changes were made. I tried System Restore, I can click
Windows 8.1, and it fails. The same goes with "Go back to the previous build". I removed the USB and it gave me the option to boot to safe mode alongside loads of different numbered options. I said no to see if the boot problem was solved - but it wasn't. I haven't been able to get those numbered options, including safe mode, to come back yet - can anyone help with that too?
So I'm sat here now at a loss. I've tried countless command prompt things, made bootable USBs, tried every option from the startup repair and nothing works. I need the files on my computer as they are for music, school and the book I am writing. I don't have a hard drive as big as the one in my computer to simply "transfer" them over, they are stuck on my computer.
Please, I need help. Any help is appreciated. Any link, or command prompt trick, anything.