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How to downgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8 ?

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  • I need to downgrade to Window 8 or need a solution to LoadLibrary failed with error 87 so that I could open Rhino and Autocad
    Friday, June 28, 2013 7:13 AM

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  • This is the information from the Windows 8.1 download page:

    Important     

    If you decide that you want to install Windows 8.1 Preview using the ISO, you won't be able to uninstall it. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you'll need to reinstall it using the recovery or installation media that came with your PC, which is typically DVD media. If you're running Windows 8 and you don't have recovery media, you might be able to create a USB recovery drive. If you're running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or  Windows XP and you don’t have recovery media, you might be able to create it from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. Check the support section of your PC manufacturer’s website for more information. After you install Windows 8.1 Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.

    Friday, June 28, 2013 9:58 AM

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  • This is the information from the Windows 8.1 download page:

    Important     

    If you decide that you want to install Windows 8.1 Preview using the ISO, you won't be able to uninstall it. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you'll need to reinstall it using the recovery or installation media that came with your PC, which is typically DVD media. If you're running Windows 8 and you don't have recovery media, you might be able to create a USB recovery drive. If you're running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or  Windows XP and you don’t have recovery media, you might be able to create it from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. Check the support section of your PC manufacturer’s website for more information. After you install Windows 8.1 Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.

    Friday, June 28, 2013 9:58 AM
  • That only applies to the ISO.
    Friday, July 12, 2013 12:38 AM
  • Can the Windows 8.1 Preview be uninstalled?

    No. The only way to roll back to your previous installation is to wipe out the installation and replace it with a backup created before you installed the preview.

    Ref: Everything you need to know about the Windows 8.1 Preview


    Carey Frisch

    Friday, July 12, 2013 1:09 AM