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How to downgrade windows 10 from torrent.... To windows 8

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    How to downgrade windows 10 from torrent.... To windows 8


    STORY : MOUSE DID NOT WORK IN GAME ON WINDOWS 8.1... COULD NOT DOWNLOAD PATCH THEN I INSTALLED WINDOWS 10 FROM TORRENT THINKING IT WOULD FIX THE BUG.....

    I THINK IT SAYS THE LICENSE COULD NOT BE VERIFED DEVICE SYSTEM... SO I WENT TO REPAIR COMPUTER SHOP AND HE FIX IT AND IM ONLINE ABLE NOW.. BUT I GOT NO SOUND .... ( I COULD NOT START THE COMPUTER BEFORE

    SO IS IT POSSIBLE TO DOWNGRADE..... WINDOWS 10 TECHNICAL PREVIEW ( TORRENT) ORGINAL FROM WINDOWS 8.1

    SO HOW DO I DOWNGRADE FROM WINDOWS 10 TECHNICAL PREVIEW ( TORRENT ) TO ORIGINAL FORM WINDOWS 8

    .. THANKS ALOt

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  2. #2


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    If you don't have a backup image you can't - see Download Windows Technical Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows

    • After you install Windows Technical Preview, you wont be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.
    You'll need to order your manufacturers install disks if you haven't got them or any backups. Then backup your data and re-install.

    btw, Ten Preview is freely available - no need to use a torrent.
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  3. #3


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    Tutorials here:

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    Maybe you could download an official Windows 10 iso, reburn and try again.

    Download Windows Technical Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows

    You have Windows 8.1 listed as your OS, so what are you actually running ?
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  4. #4


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I believe that as long as you have the factory recovery image partition - there is a way..

    ok now from a windows 10 - command prompt admin -

    type diskpart
    select disk 0 (zero)
    list volume

    there is a partition that is hidden that has your factory image most likely the last one and it does not have a drive letter assigned to it

    select volume #
    * would be the volume number without a drive letter
    assign letter=r

    and so on s ,t u, v
    using those two commands

    now open file explorer to view the exposed partition contents - you are looking for install.wim or install*.swm(s)

    now locate on your win10 C drive for a "recovery" folder
    rename the install.wim to install.wim.old for that folder
    copy the swm(s) or wim from your recovery partition to that recovery folder

    run push button reset

    if that don't work we may need to edit reagent.xml with notepad to remove version information
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    now locate on your win10 C drive for a "recovery" folder
    In Windows 10, that is in the RecoveryImage folder.
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    Hi i just did a fresh win 8 reinstall, i wanted to have a look at the win 10 preview i downloaded from microsoft. Does it support win to go so i can run it live from a usb or does it have to be installed being a preview copy. I already have win 7 and linux on usb to run live going to try win 8 after i finish setting up my pc. Just wondering if anyone has tried it yet cause my laptop wont run win 10 i think need to look at the min requirments ( i use that to try stuff out so not to brick my main pc).
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    The Windows 10 TP consumer version has to be installed, and be warned -- if you do that over the top of Win8, you will not be able to "rollback" to Win8 later. If you want to upgrade Win8 to Win10 TP, then make an image of your Win8 to an external drive or USB stick. That will give you something to restore from later.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Windows 10 Enterprise supports making a Windows to Go drive but you have to install it and then make the drive.
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    Ok thanks so is it worth the stuff around of installing or is it basically win 8 with some new toys?
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  10. #10


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


    I personally wouldn't run it as my only OS. My recommendation is to Load it up on a spare PC or dual boot. Keep in mind that if you dual boot it most likely will break your factory recovery options for Windows 8. I installed it on my laptop and was unimpressed. I then went back to 8.1 on that PC. YMMV though.
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