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  1. #1


    Posts : 21
    Windows Vista/7/8 Pro

    Can't totally uninstall...


    Well after an unsucessful attempt to get adjusted to Windows 8 I finally decided to uninstall it and it's just won't go away!!! It totally messed up the booting process now when I restart my PC it tries to repair itself and when it can't it offers a screen to boot into a different OS(I have a triple-boot: Vista, 7 and 8). I then can go into 7 with no problem but it bugs me that I can't get rid of 8 entirely. I tried with the 7 disc to repair it but it doesn't work. Is there any way to get rid of the remnants of that disaster known as Windows 8 short of doing a complete wipe and reinstall??

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Davy,

    While in Windows 7, see if the below may be able to help fully delete Windows 8.

    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8

    and

    Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 21
    Windows Vista/7/8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Davy,

    While in Windows 7, see if the below may be able to help fully delete Windows 8.

    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8

    and

    Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
    I tried the second option you listed and geez it was easier than I thought...Run-msconfig-boot-made Windows 7 the default OS then deleted the Windows 8 listing....worked like a charm!!! Mucho Thanx Shawn!!!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Davy. I'm glad to hear you got it sorted.
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