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Old 12-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Hi there guys, long time no see! I was just wondering how someone would uninstall windows 8, on a windows 8 computer. As in it came with windows. Also, will Microsoft still continue to have windows 7? If not where can I get it, not including torrents. Thanks!
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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Hi Kato

What sort of PC are you uninstalling from ?
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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You don't uninstall an OS. You either format the disk and install a new/different OS or you upgrade/downgrade the existing OS.
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Yes not quite the right terminology (uninstalling) but if this is a touch screen systen you may loose this function.
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You will have to install windows 7 and delete the partition that windows 8 was installed on and a do a clean install, remember to backup all your important data..
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Just to add (do use full format) to perform a clean install
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Default Re: Uninstalling windows 8?

I havn't seen that Full format / fast format option on the windows 7 discs.. I think they got rid of that option. Pretty annoying...
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I do it from another PC (with Windows 7) Windows 7 Disk Management from the Computer Management utility.
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Omg, your right. Hooking the hard drive to another pc and doing it that way. I can't believe I didn't think about that.

Here I was a few months ago trying to find a utility tool to download online.
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The quick format gets the job done.
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