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    Uninstall Windows 8.1

    Does anyone know how to uninstall Windows 8.1? Or does anyone know the 8.1 update number?

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    As far as I know, the only way to uninstall a(n) OS is to wipe the drive or format the drive and clean install what ever OS you wanting. If you're referring to the upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1, and this PC is an OEM retail purchase and has it's hidden recovery partition. Then reinstalling windows in the "change PC" settings, update and recovery, recovery....then select "remove everything and reinstall windows" will take you back to 8.0.

    Personally....if I'm not happy with an OS and decide to go back to another version...I always do a clean install...just works for me.


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    You can't uninstall the W8.1 update, It's a bit more complicated than just a service pack or a regular WU.
    You're going to be looking at a quasi reinstalling Windows 8.

    THIS is perhaps the closest you're going to get to it.
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    Thanks for the help. May the fish be with you.

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    Thanks Clint. It's just getting old having to fix something every couple of days.

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I've restored back to images I've kept of Windows 8 several times.
    This time around though, it appears to be working out fine.
    DRIVE IMAGING
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