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How do I go back to windows 8.1

by papajo17 / September 20, 2015 11:01 AM PDT

I just installed windows 10 and I hate it,as I have no control over my computer,how do I go back to Windows 8.1?

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The MS answer is Start->Settings->Updt&Security->Recovery
by wpgwpg / September 20, 2015 11:10 AM PDT

However a number of folks are reporting problems with that procedure, so I hope you backed your Windows 8.1 system up before doing the upgrade.
Good luck.

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by WebOutGateway / September 20, 2015 7:26 PM PDT
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Re-install or restore system
by gftd / September 29, 2015 12:57 AM PDT

I'm curious why are you so hated Windows 10. I think it's great, personally. But if you want to go back to Windows 8.1, you just prepare a Windows 8.1 ISO file or an installation disc to re-install the Windows 8.1 system. If you had backup Windows 8.1 system before you upgrade it, you can restore windows 8.1 system with the system backup image.

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Post was last edited on September 29, 2015 1:49 AM PDT

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