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Windows 7: W8.1 Preview now available on Technet

28 Jun 2013   #21
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

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I have W8 installed now, not much of a fan but will probably install 8.1 when it is offered. Question is, can I back out 8.1 if it is really a tu--? W7 is the one I use for serious stuff.
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If you decide that you want to install Windows 8.1 Preview using the ISO, you won't be able to uninstall it. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you'll need to reinstall it using the recovery or installation media that came with your PC, which is typically DVD media. If you're running Windows 8 and you don't have recovery media, you might be able to create a USB recovery drive. If you're running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP and you don’t have recovery media, you might be able to create it from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. Check the support section of your PC manufacturer’s website for more information. After you install Windows 8.1 Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.
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I am not talking about the preview, but the final released version of 8.1. Can I uninstall it and go back to W8. W8 is the only system on the computer I am talking about. I keep a clone of W8 up to date.

Yes, if you have an up-to-date system image or clone of your W8 setup, you should be fine.

Just restore that image.


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