Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

How to remove a partial install ?

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    How to remove a partial install ?

    Hi all,
    I bought a new laptop which came with W8 pre-installed. The standard version - not the PRO and therefore not downgradable :-(
    I bought a Windows 7 CD and tried to install it, but the installation failed. Frozen screen - don't ask me the details: I am useless.
    Now when I power up the laptop, just after the boot begins, I get a screen asking me to chose between "Setup" and Windows 8, with "Setup" being highlighted and which launches automatically if I don't manually change to Windows 8, which systematically leads to the frozen screen and I have to power off manually.
    If I choose Windows 8, then it finishes the boot and launches normally.
    Since, I have discovered Start8 and it works for me, so I am happy to keep Windows 8, but I'd like to get rid of the partial Windows 7 installation and the boot problem it causes. Anyone knows how to do this?
    Thanks a lot.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 21,851
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Sandun, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    While in Windows 8, check using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below with msconfig to make sure that Windows 8 is set as the "Default OS".
    Next, while still in msconfig, delete the Windows 7 entry using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to no longer have it in your Windows Boot Manager or Choose an OS screen.

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How to remove a partial install ?

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
W8.1 update - Acresso install shield -- how remove
Hi there After installing W8.1 update 1 (from TechNet so "a proper update") . Anybody know what is ACRESSO INSTALL SHIELD -- this seems to start as a service (since disabled it) - I installed a few "Normal programs" such as ADOBE photo shop / reader. Ms Office etc -- nothing from a torrent...
General Support
remove every thing and re-install windows or refresh ?
hello my dad asked me to install autocad 2014 on my laptop but unfortunately it didn't work for some reason but this is n't the problem after installing autocad my laptop became very very slow windows explorer keeps crashing , mouse cursor lags very frequently , almost every thing became...
General Support
Partial language problems with Apps, Programs and Websites
Greetings! I'm facing a language problem on all 3 PC's I own ( 2 custom ones, 1 Surface PRO imported from the US ). The situation is as follows: All 3 PC use an enUS Installation of Windows 8 Pro but some Apps, Programs and Websites keep displaying information in German. Most prominent...
Performance & Maintenance
Partial Install Office 365
Does anyone have any experience in only installing a couple of applications from Office 365. I would like to only install Excel, Word and Outlook to save space on a Surface Pro. By the way I don't want to use the on-line version they provide.
Software and Apps
How do I remove OEM Win8 and install Windows 7?
I need to completely remove an OEM version of Windows 8 and install a new version of Windows 7 provided by Microsoft. I am not allowed to install Win7 because the Win8 partitions are protected. Suggestions?
Installation & Setup
trying to remove folders from old windows install
win 8 won't let me no matter what I try to do to remove folders from the win8 install. Old install folder. I can't remove the regedit file from it. I think I have to boot Linux and mount a drive to do what I need. What can I do to fix this besides linux. Format and go back to windows 7?
General Support
Remove/disable MSE and install other?
Gang I'm using 8 sporadically on a lab unit, as a "learner". Heretofore I have not used MSE much at all; AVAST is too good on Windows 7 so I've had little interest in lesser devils. But today, or yesterday... can't recall.. I saw something MSE let through that AVAST would block - a site that...
System Security

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook