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How i can uninstall Window 8 from my system where i own Window 7 home premium ?

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  • in last days i install Windows 8 dev prev on the system where  i already have home premimum w7 license. now i want to get them window 7 back. can someone guideline me how i can got them
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 4:54 AM

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  • It is stated on the Windows Developer Preview download page that you must reinstall the previous OS:

    Notes about installing the Windows Developer Preview
    You can't uninstall the Windows Developer Preview. To reinstall your previous operating system, you must have restore or installation media.

     

     

    If you have install disks - insert them, restart and boot from them to start the reinstall process. Reinstalling will remove any personal files on the computer, back them up first.

     

     

    If Windows came with the computer - Reinstall Windows Preinstalled On Computer

    OEM computer manufacturers are required to provide at least one way for you to reinstall Windows if you buy a computer with Windows preinstalled - your computer should have included either a restore partition on your hard drive, or Windows install/restore disks. Most computer manufacturers also have a feature to make your own install disks.

    If the restore partition is still there and was not removed, it will reinstall Windows 7. There is usually a prompt when you first start the computer telling you what key to press to start the restore - check your manual if you're not sure how to. If you have install disks - insert them, restart and boot from them to start the reinstall process. Reinstalling will remove any personal files on the computer, back them up first.


    If you don't have the restore partition or install disks:

    Contact the OEM computer manufacturer and ask them to send you an install disk for your computer - they may or may not do it. If they agree to send you one they may charge a small fee.

     

     

    You could also try attempting this:

    Reverting back to a previous Windows system:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/971760

     

    Saturday, September 24, 2011 5:10 AM
  • I wonder you do not have backup solution running at all, nor have created a backup when you upgraded to Win 8 DP, even you were hinted that upgrading is not the best way to test and play with Win 8 DP.

    The best way is to start thinking about backuping your data reguraly and buy an external storage like external HDD or a flash stick.

    If you are not willing to backup it externally, you need to move all your data to a separate partition and be careful enough not to format that partition during the Windows 7 setup.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:36 PM

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  • It is stated on the Windows Developer Preview download page that you must reinstall the previous OS:

    Notes about installing the Windows Developer Preview
    You can't uninstall the Windows Developer Preview. To reinstall your previous operating system, you must have restore or installation media.

     

     

    If you have install disks - insert them, restart and boot from them to start the reinstall process. Reinstalling will remove any personal files on the computer, back them up first.

     

     

    If Windows came with the computer - Reinstall Windows Preinstalled On Computer

    OEM computer manufacturers are required to provide at least one way for you to reinstall Windows if you buy a computer with Windows preinstalled - your computer should have included either a restore partition on your hard drive, or Windows install/restore disks. Most computer manufacturers also have a feature to make your own install disks.

    If the restore partition is still there and was not removed, it will reinstall Windows 7. There is usually a prompt when you first start the computer telling you what key to press to start the restore - check your manual if you're not sure how to. If you have install disks - insert them, restart and boot from them to start the reinstall process. Reinstalling will remove any personal files on the computer, back them up first.


    If you don't have the restore partition or install disks:

    Contact the OEM computer manufacturer and ask them to send you an install disk for your computer - they may or may not do it. If they agree to send you one they may charge a small fee.

     

     

    You could also try attempting this:

    Reverting back to a previous Windows system:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/971760

     

    Saturday, September 24, 2011 5:10 AM
  • I have 320 GB hard disk in my system. i have 40 GB data in my computer  i have two partition

     

    c : 252 GB data

    d: 30 GB data

     

    now tell me how i can make backup if  i does not have anything else to take my data.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:53 AM
  • I wonder you do not have backup solution running at all, nor have created a backup when you upgraded to Win 8 DP, even you were hinted that upgrading is not the best way to test and play with Win 8 DP.

    The best way is to start thinking about backuping your data reguraly and buy an external storage like external HDD or a flash stick.

    If you are not willing to backup it externally, you need to move all your data to a separate partition and be careful enough not to format that partition during the Windows 7 setup.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:36 PM