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Windows revenge- reverting back from w10 to w8.1

by mentor-1 / July 1, 2016 11:43 AM PDT

reverted back from W10 to W8.1 yesterday after a 2/3 week trial guess what happened wiped my computer just left me with a bluey screen saying your computer needs repairing luckily i had a copy of W8.1 so was able to get up and running, now heres my question WHAT IF I did not have a copy of W8.1 where would you stand......also wiped my norton security

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I found
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2016 11:51 AM PDT

That I could not keep antivirus apps through such upgrades or downgrades.

As to your WHAT IF, all PC users have learned that PCs are not safe enough to use without backups and restore media. There are folk that opt never to make backups and they usually end up at repair counters.

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That's why I am a firm believer...
by Oldartq / July 1, 2016 3:37 PM PDT

of the installation disc. But now with the price of Hdd. so inexpensive, I back it with a clone instead.

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