Windows 10: How can I go from windows 10 back to win 8.1? Solved

  1.    12 Aug 2015 #1

    How can I go from windows 10 back to win 8.1?

    Windows ten recently screwed my computer up and over no one else has the problem ( look at my other posts for details) I've literally removed my graphics card and it still happens now I want to know how can I go from win 10 back to 8.1 so I can install my graphics card again and have my flippin' PC back again.

    It any one can't tell me how I appreciate it
    Also I have no access to my PC only HP assistant, Ctrl all delete and the options within that
    I can answer questions also
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  2. XweAponX's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       12 Aug 2015 #2

    There should be an entry in Add/Remove Programs, I think I saw it there, to remove Windows 10 and go back to the previous OS. But that was on a Windows 7 System I updated. Take a look in there. I don't have access to any of the systems I updated so I can't check on that.
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  3.    12 Aug 2015 #3

    It's easy really. goto All Settings, Update and Security, and then select Recovery. Make a choice from there and it should revert you back to your previous OS. Let us know if it worked or not.
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  4. XweAponX's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       12 Aug 2015 #4

    Yah that sounds like it, thanks!
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  5. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
       13 Aug 2015 #5

    If he cant get into his pc how can he do that
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  6.    13 Aug 2015 #6

    This is it

    I found some one who has the same if not similar problem they describe it perfectly. It was on another help web and no one could help him. Need be could I record video upload to YouTube and link you all?it will show what my PC is doing also here is what my PC is doing :Customer replyreplied 14 days ago.
    Windows is not loading completely. screen keeps blinking on and off like it's trying to load. the circle stays on like its still thinking. Start box is at bottom of the screen , words- search web and windows on left and ? on right. I went to task manager and tried to restore microsoft windows and file system error(-2018374635) popped up. Sorry, I am not computer savvy, lol

    Edit : Remember i
    Can only use HP support assistant and Ctrl all delete and the options within that

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  7.    13 Aug 2015 #7

    Unfortunately, it looks like most responders here have the basic inability to read what the OP said in
    Also I have no access to my PC ...
    To the OP: Since you appear to be able to get into the HP Support Assistant, see if there is an option there to open a trouble case with HP. If you can do that, they will respond with an email to the address you provide, telling you how to proceed further. IF all else fails, you may have to order Recovery Media from HP to restore your PC to its original state.
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  8. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       13 Aug 2015 #8
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  9.    13 Aug 2015 #9

    Thank you so much I was being to loose hope in fixing my PC had you not shown me this and I used option one as I had no control over my PC I was able to change it back, thanks again +Rep
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  10. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       14 Aug 2015 #10

    You're welcome Sir Aximus, glad you got it sorted with the help of the tutorial.

    The tutorial section is THE place to go for help - always look there before posting ... you might find the solution much quicker.

    Here are a few tuts that might help you do the upgrade (and a subsequent Clean install if you decide to do one)

    Windows 10 ISO Download (

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation (

    Windows 10 - Clean Install (
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