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Media Center - Remove and Go Back to Windows 8 Pro

  1. #20


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're welcome. I hope it goes smoothly for you.
    It did. I think I love you.

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  2. #21


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you.
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  3. #22


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by tsk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're welcome. I hope it goes smoothly for you.
    It did. I think I love you.
    Good to know
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  4. #23


    Typed “regedit” and hit enter.
    Got a box that states “User Account Control”. Do you want to allow the following program tomake changes to this computer? Youmight want to put notation about this.
    Yes / No clicked onYes

    Did step 4 but was unsure how to exit. Took a chance andclicked on file>exit.
    Did step 5. Computer came up and had to login.
    Did step 6, from DVD. Windows 8 Setup box came up, “Get the latest”, Go online to install updatesNow (recommended) or No thanks.
    Did step 7, 8, got blue box that stated “Getting thingsready”.
    Did step 9 “Ready to install”, got blue box “InstallingWindows 8”.
    Did step 10 and went to “Upgrade Install fromWindows 7 or Vista to Windows 8” tutorial. Took a while to find step 11 because it is in “Option Three”. You might want to put notation about that.

    Got Windows Media Center removed. Did not need it anyway.
    Thanks for the help.
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  5. #24


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you G.,

    Tutorial updated.
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  6. #25


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Wouldn't it be possible to just run the windows upgrade tool after the reg edit? I don't have the installation DVD as this is an upgrade from windows 7 I did only online. But I am wondering if you really need the DVD or can just do it from the update tool, as all that does as I understand it is download the appropriate files and then ask for a serial key? Just wondering as that would save me from quite some hassle.
    Great guide btw!
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  7. #26


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Khaniyan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Sorry, but that wouldn't work since you have Windows 8 installed. The "Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant" will only install Windows 8 if there was a qualifying OS (XP sp3, Vista, or Windows 7) installed instead.

    You could use the tutorial below to get a Windows 8 ISO to use to create a DVD or USB with.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html
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  8. #27


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro & Ubuntu 12.10 & Puppy 5.28 & XBMCbuntu 11


    When finished, your Windows 8 Pro should be completely identical to how it was before
    Does it mean that all my apps, e.g. Firefox, Audacity, etc., will be kept in the new installation or just apps from the Windows store? In this case I'll have to reinstall Firefox, Audacity, won't I?
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  9. #28


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Karo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It means you will keep everything except Media Center.
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  10. #29


    Posts : 6
    8 Pro


    Hi,
    Im running W8 Pro and Ive done a clean install and relocated my Users and Program Data according to the instructions provided by Kari on another thread. I purchased the Media Center Pack and installed it, but now want to remove it and return to W8 Pro. I followed your instructions in this article to do that, but when I came to the part of choosing what to save, all I was given was the option of "NOTHING." I read in a Microsoft doc that my settings would be saved to a Windows.old folder and I could restore from there, but my question is if I do this will Windows reinstall the OS onto my primary drive along with Users and Program Data or will it keep it on my secondary drive?
    I really dont want to do a clean install again and relocate Users and PD all over again if it isnt necessary.

    Thanks
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