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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 07-Jun-12 18:17:20
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windows 8 release


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According to Microsoft once you install windows 8, you cannot remove it. You have to re-install windows 7 to remove windows 8. Is this correct or have I got it wrong.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 07-Jun-12 18:20:19
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Re: windows 8 release


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Seems to be the general rule with most operating systems.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 07-Jun-12 18:30:11
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I can't think of any OS that you can "uninstall" as such. It's not as if they are application programs.

It's no doubt true that you can't "downgrade from 8 to 7; nothing unusual there.


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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 07-Jun-12 18:40:55
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If you just want to try out Windows 8 on your current system, you could install it in a virtual environment (providing that you have sufficient memory.) For example, see this article.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 07-Jun-12 19:15:25
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As a side note, I seem to recall you could uninstall Windows XP from Add/Remove programs if you had upgraded from 98 smile

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 07-Jun-12 19:35:02
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Re: windows 8 release


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Reading further into your message - Just to clarify in case you are asking something slightly different -- you don't have to install Windows 7 to remove Windows 8. But, you do have to install Windows 7 if you want to go back to Windows 7 from Windows 8. If that makes sense?

In other words, you can remove Windows 8, but no, you can't revert back to Windows 7 once you've put Windows 8 on without reinstalling Windows 7.

Your message taken literally would imply if you wanted to install Linux or something you would have to install Windows 7 and then install Linux smile

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