1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       06 Aug 2015 #1

    An easy way to configure Windows 10 Pro to revert back to Wi

    I have installed Windows 10 Pro Upgrade on my Surface Pro Tablet. It did not support my wireless card I guess because it does not work. I have tried to installing a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 Pro but Windows 10 will not let me. I have tried a bootable and non-bootable drives neither worked. Is there an easy way to configure Windows 10 Pro to revert back to Windows 8.1 Pro or to configure Windows 10 Pro to accept a new install of Windows 8.1 Pro?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,368
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       06 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Philosophaie, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 and didn't delete the Windows.old folder, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to go back to your previous Windows 8.1 Pro.

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,849
    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Aug 2015 #3

    There is no way for Windows 10 to block a clean install of Windows 8. You boot from a Windows 8 installation media and you can delete all the partitions on the tablet.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,368
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       06 Aug 2015 #4

    Hello NavyLCDR,

    You can go back using the tutorial I posted above, but yes it won't be a clean install of 8.1.
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