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Windows 8 Developer Preview, how to remove?

  1. #1


    Utrecht
    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Windows 8 Developer Preview, how to remove?


    Dear forum readers,

    I tried to install Windows 8 Developer Preview.

    After some initial problems, i succeeded in installing Windows 8 (dual boot ) on my laptop.

    However, for some reason my printer was installed, but not working.

    Printer: Canon LBP6000, it appeared in the control panel, but no properties of the printer.

    Tried to download 64-bit drivers from Canon for Windows 7.
    Installed the driver, rebooted and try to print.

    Error message: something like connection problems. Booted in Windows 7, no problems with printing.

    Rebooted in Windows 8,
    Got an error message from Explorer.exe and the laptop shuts down.
    Windows 8 started
    try to fix the printer problems, still not managed to get the printer working.

    Then i tried to log of and shut down, Windows 8 did not want to log of, so i tried <CTRL><ALT><DEL>
    and got finally to the option to shut down.

    Got an error message from Explorer.exe and the laptop shuts down.

    Since Windows 8 is not stable on my system, especially not able to shut down, or log of normally,

    I want to get rid of Windows 8 Developer Release, but i do not like to loose Windows 7.

    It is a dual-boot system.

    Hope someone can explain to me how to safely remove Windows 8 Developer Preview. And keep Windows 7, without the Windows 8 Developer Preview boot loader.

    Best regards,

    zx81

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 19,771
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello zx81,

    This can help show you how to remove Windows 8 while you are logged in Windows 7.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Utrecht
    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Brink,

    Thank you very much!

    This worked for me.

    I think i wait until the Beta version is released, and give it another try.

    Best regards,

    zx81
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. #4


    Posts : 19,771
    64-bit Windows 10


    LOL, you're most welcome. Yeah, until the beta.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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