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Removing Windows 8

  1. #1


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    windows 8 upgrade

    Removing Windows 8


    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

    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 main PC. I managed to get this hard drive working alongside my Windows 8 HDD and I'm still busy loading all my programs to work on Windows 7 OS.

    The problem I'm having is that sometimes when starting up my PC for some reason it sometimes tries booting up into Windows 8. How do I stop this from occurring, basically I want to remove Windows 8 which is now allocated to 'D' Drive. I don't want to screw things up, so please can you advise me on the best and safest method of removing this crap from my drive.

    Also the upgrade to Windows 8 cost me $147, is there any way I can get a refund on this, as I am not pleased with the amount of damage and headaches this has cost me over many months.
    Now that I'm using Windows 7 its like a breath of fresh air, all my programs are running so smoothly its a shear joy to use

    Hope someone out there can advise me on this.
    Kind Regards
    Keith

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  2. #2


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


    1) Remove the Windows 8 HDD.

    2) Do a Start up Repair.
    Startup Repair - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    windows 8 upgrade


    Hi
    Many thanks for your good advice, I will certainly look into this further.
    Kind Regards
    Keith
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    windows 8 upgrade


    Hi
    I have just done checks on my system.

    The new HDD (80GB) with Windows 7 is a separate physical drive from my main HDD with Windows 8 on it, this disk had previously had Windows XP and I upgraded it to 8.

    This disk is 1TB capacity, when I first used this I had partitioned it as follows; 'C', 'D', 'E' and 'F', I got into the habit of doing this as I used to build PCs and installed OS from as far back as Windows 95, partitioning keeps the OS separate from other programs and when you have a fault with the OS your not going to erase everything on your complete drive.

    So I looked into the drives through 'Disk Management', there I saw that; 'C' (Win 7) and 'D' (Win 8) were both active drives. I 'Deleted drive 'D' thinking this would stop it trying to boot on startup, this worked perfectly

    I rebooted then went back to 'D' drive in disk management and 'Formatted it, now I only have 1 drive that's 'Active' (Win 7 on 'C')

    Just wondering if this is okay to do it this way and will it cause any problems down the line ?

    Regards
    Keith
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  5. #5


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by keefe View Post
    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

    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 main PC. I managed to get this hard drive working alongside my Windows 8 HDD and I'm still busy loading all my programs to work on Windows 7 OS.

    The problem I'm having is that sometimes when starting up my PC for some reason it sometimes tries booting up into Windows 8. How do I stop this from occurring, basically I want to remove Windows 8 which is now allocated to 'D' Drive. I don't want to screw things up, so please can you advise me on the best and safest method of removing this crap from my drive.

    Also the upgrade to Windows 8 cost me $147, is there any way I can get a refund on this, as I am not pleased with the amount of damage and headaches this has cost me over many months.
    Now that I'm using Windows 7 its like a breath of fresh air, all my programs are running so smoothly its a shear joy to use

    Hope someone out there can advise me on this.
    Kind Regards
    Keith
    I just built myself a new pc and gone back to Win 7, updates (don't know which) kept causing my monitor to just flash black and grey, only happened on win 8(disappointing) and with quite a good build iv'e had no problems with 100% CPU Usage which i had before.
    Upgrade ur pc and fresh install 7
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