Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

removing windows 8

  1. #11

    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Did you do that after ugrading 7 to 8?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Posts : 4
    win8 Preview

    Yes I did it with Windows 7 and both the preview versions of Windows 8. If you installed the beta version of Windows 8 and upgraded to the latest build you could not upgrade to the later version. So when I upgraded to Build 8400 all my files (documents, photos, videos and music) were in windows.old. In order to restore those folders I drag and dropped the those folders into my latest installation of windows. If you are unsteady with drag and drop you can use copy and paste. The end result I had all my documents in my new installation. All I had to do was to reinstall the associated programs. That why I stated earlier, I am totally confused by the other post that the windows.old folder is useless. I suggest try it and see if it works, but I'm positively sure that it will.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13

    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    You're right - it was easy before.

    However, I ran the upgrade of win8 rtm on a win7 install.

    That is not the same as installing from booted media.

    Tried the usual way of restoring Windows 7 from windows.old ( i.e a manual rollback to the previous o/s ) and ran into a couple of major problems.

    I know what the first one was - and I have a pretty good idea what the second issue was too.

    You should be able to use windows.old to fish out your documents, etc - which is what you did.

    You should also be able to use it for a manual rollback. That is where you get the problems now.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
removing windows 8
Related Threads
Solved Removing Windows 8 in Installation & Setup
I'm trying to get rid of Win8 and install Win7 in its place. I've tried booting from CD and USB. When the computer boots up it gives me the option to boot Windows Setup or Windows 8.1. When I choose Windows Setup it brings me to a black screen and nothing happens. I really have no idea what to do...
Removing Windows 8 in Installation & Setup
Hi I have had enough of Windows 8, its rubbish, it has screwed up most of my programs and caused me much unneeded stress since I installed this crappy system :mad: I have another PC running on Windows 7 Ultimate, I forget about this and had an idea to use the hard drive and install it on my...
I understand how to uninstall a Windows 8 app from my computer but if I go into the "Your apps" option of the Windows 8 Store the app still appears as something I "own" (though, in this case, it happens to be free). What can I do to remove it permanently from my account? I do not want it...
Can we remove the product key information from system ? It is possible in windows 7 . Is windows 8 the same way regarding this ?
Read more at source: Removing Start for Windows 8 was the right thing to do | ZDNet For those that can't live without the Start Menu, see:
Removing .old Windows files. in General Support
I have 2 lots of Windows old files clogging up my drive. Every time I try to get rid of them, there is an error of some sort, needs permission, is open in another program etc. Is there a simple way to delete these without all of the questions etc? I just want to free up the space and get rid...
Removing windows 8 :< in Installation & Setup
Oi, I'm getting fed up with windows 8(mostly because I can't play over LAN with tunngle D:) and I'd like to trash it. I'm just wondering if I could run the windows 7 installer from desktop, and overwrite the existing OS or if I have to dual boot the two, then remove windows 8 while in 7.
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook