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Windows 8.1 - Restore back to Windows 8?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 - Restore back to Windows 8?


    I made the mistake of updating to Windows 8.1 and now I have trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi at my university. It tells me I have access to internet but at the same time it tells me the DNS sever is not available. I have tried many things but I just can't get it to work. There are also some websites that don't display correctly or work the way they are supposed to. Google being one of them. I have no idea what happened and I don't know what to do so I thought I would just restore to before I updated to 8.1. So I did, but it's still 8.1. I can't go back any further than to the day I updated. Is there any way?

    I've seen a thread with the same topic as this one but I don't know if it's the same thing...

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  2. #2


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Restore with the Back up you made before installing 8.1 update.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I don't think I made any back up. I just sort of installed it.
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  4. #4


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can make a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


    warning   Warning
    I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    How to make Toshiba Recovery disks.

    Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media DVDs on a Windows 8 Laptop - YouTube
    Toshiba How-To: Understanding Windows 8 system recovery options - YouTube
    Creating Recovery Media for Windows 8 - TOSHIBA FORUMS
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
    Toshiba Service Portal - Laptop Recovery Media Services - Toshiba




    The Windows Recovery USB drive & Recovery Partition can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    or
    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I don't think I made the OEM recovery disk. To be honest, I'm not sure what any of this is exactly but I will definitely look into this information you have given me. Thank you very much for the help. I hope I can get this fixed.
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