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  1. #1


    Texas
    Posts : 2
    Win 9

    Windows 8 Preview


    Husband has XP on computer and good ole IE downloaded Win8 Preview. Anyone know how this happens and how to get rid of it. Had to do a restore which, of course, has slowed his computer. Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ummm... No. Windows 8 does not get "automatically downloaded and installed". Someone had to have installed it, it's a manual process.

    A restore does not slow a computer down either. Nothing you've said makes any sense.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Restore from what to what.
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  4. #4


    Texas
    Posts : 2
    Win 9


    Doesn't make sense? Doesn't to me either thus my statement: Husband says he NEVER downloaded Windows 8 "Preview" but it's there. Now can't get rid of it altho I did a restore but we know Win 8 "Preview" continues to lurk in the background just waiting to come out again! And, a restore back to day before Win 8 "Preview" appeared restored to IE Outlook but now he suddenly has Windows 8 (without Preview) and computer, doing it's own thing, is back up to speed. Weird! Whatever....told him to junk it!
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  5. #5


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    You have kids right? No matter how old -- even my 8 year old can load Windows. Perhaps it's like that? If so it's really easy to get rid of it as long as we know where it came from. I'm not helping anyone who claims Windows 8 was forcibly installed on their computer unless we can get them to help us find how it happened.
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Um, You can't system restore back to XP from Windows 8. And what do you mean by "Windows 8 (without preview)? Unless you mean the Metro Start Screen? Windows 8 and Release Preview, are the same thing? Release Preview just refers to the current version of the Windows 8 release. I'm confused too.
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  7. #7


    Seriously I reread everything that was posted in this section of the forum lol you sound like a troll everyone here is a poweruser to some extent and we know that you know windows 8 does not,will not and cannot load itself onto your computer and the install itself after you do a system restore. You told on yourself by saying you did a system restore !!!!!!!
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  8. #8


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by MimiE38 View Post
    Husband has XP on computer and good ole IE downloaded Win8 Preview. Anyone know how this happens and how to get rid of it. Had to do a restore which, of course, has slowed his computer. Thanks!
    There might be someone who has installed Windows 8 most probably current version on that computer. You can't degrade or restore Windows 8 to Windows XP even not to Windows 7 as well.

    Another possibilities is that your computer configuration is not well according to Windows 8 requirements, so one way is to enhance your configuration, and your PC will have fast speed again (more than XP).
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  9. #9


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MimiE38 View Post
    Husband has XP on computer and good ole IE downloaded Win8 Preview. Anyone know how this happens and how to get rid of it. Had to do a restore which, of course, has slowed his computer. Thanks!
    I see that in your system specs here you've allready switched to Windows 9. The problem must be solved.

    Seriously:
    Good ol' XP needs to be reinstalled from scratch (CD). Sorry that Win8 doesn't work that well for you.
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  10. #10


    She doesn't mean Win - she means IE.......
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