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How do I uninstall Windows upgrade 8.1 back to Windows 8

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    How do I uninstall Windows upgrade 8.1 back to Windows 8

    When I installed the free upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 I tried to access a web page I use for work and now I can not read it. When I was using Windows 8 I could read the page every time. Now I cant. My question is: can you revert back to Windows 8 from 8.1. Any help would be appreciated.

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    The only way to get back to Windows 8 is to reinstall it unless you had an image backup before you updated to Windows 8.1.
    Why can't you read the web page, what happens when you try to access it?
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    The page looks scrambled. It previously would not load with using Google search engine. Then I purchased
    Microsoft operating system 8.0 and I could view the whole page. Then today I installed the upgrade app and
    now the page lets me sign on, but when the page I need to read loads, it is not readable.
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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Charles, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you haven't already, you might see if the webpage may load using another browser like Firefox or Chrome.
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    previously tried Firefox,Chrome,Opera, different releases of them. The only thing that worked was the initial
    Browser that was loaded with MS 8.0. Thank you for the suggestions. It is appreciated.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise

    8 to 8 .1 would not have changed the browser ,are you using a browser in metro mode[IE app on start screen] or IE on desktop
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    I don't know the difference between metro mode, I'm using the explorer e clicking on it and it goes to the sign on page.
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    Im not experienced at even using these forums. A bit challenging to try and use computer lingo. I do appreciate all your reply's to my post's.
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    This is the Metro/Modern Desktop:

    Click image for larger version

    This is the standard Windows Desktop (like XP, Vista, Win 7):

    Click image for larger version

    Which are you running IE from?

    Also, try running IE without addons, see how that affects being able to use the web page. The easiest way to do this is to press Windows key + R, type iexplore -extoff and press Enter.

    You will get an IE window with this in it:

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    Click the Home button to go to your normal home page then try accessing the site you need. If it works then one of the Add-ons for IE is causing the problem, so use Manage Add-ons to disable a few at a time until you find the culprit. If it doesn't make any different then this didn't help.
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    Turned off ie add ons in internet explorer. still no page that's legible. go to
    try and open the page. ** REMOVED ** there is no sensitive info in there so feel free
    to let me know if you can read the page. if you can read it, it will have a list of names and a sequence of starting
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Aug 2014 at 22:35. Reason: removed your user name and password
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