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Downgrade from 8.1 to 8

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    Downgrade from 8.1 to 8


    So I'm working on an important work project and all of a sudden BAM! My comouter inform me I have four minutes before my computer installs 8.1! I have automatic updates and installs off. I'm perfectly content with 8. I have software that doesn't work with 8 that I need. Low blow windows... I tried to save my work and my computer freezes up and goes crazy and then restarts! I'm under the wire with a project and can't afford a long gap to get my project finished. I know there isn't an easy way to downgrade. I recently copied all my work files to an external hardrive but i unfortunately did not do a full backup. I do have a recovery partition on my comouter but idk if that would help.

    I know there is no easy way to downgrade. I'm guessing my only option is to restore my computer so it's like I just got it out of the box? Will that take me back to 8?

    I know this has probably been asked elsewhere but I have crazy slow internet so it's easier for me to just ask. Thanks for any help!

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    The one that may be useful to you is this site : How To Upgrade To Windows 8.1 & How To Downgrade Back To Windows 8
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Downgrade from 8.1 to 8
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