1.    02 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    win 7

    dual boot with win 7 & 8.1 - how to uninstall 8.1?


    I hated 8.1 after I installed it a year ago. Now want to dual boot win 7 & 10 - How can I safely uninstall 8.1?
    And then can I do a dual boot - 7 & 10, getting the win 10 download via the update?
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 382
    Windows 10 Home x64

    You could remove the partition for Win 8.1, then you should just have Win 7. Believe the letter of the law (EULA) you can't use Win 7 and 10 on the same license, there's been much discussion on that since physically a dual boot wouldn't allow you to run both at the same time. IMO MS never intended W10 upgrade to be a "two for one", it's one or the other. When you change to W10 your license is then associated with that OS.

    See these FAQ's, https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...e-upgrade.html
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    UPGRADE your windows 8.1 installation to windows 10

    Thus keeping the dual boot = windows 7 and now windows 10

    Better off upgrading using the ISO method..
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    win 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    UPGRADE your windows 8.1 installation to windows 10

    Thus keeping the dual boot = windows 7 and now windows 10

    Better off upgrading using the ISO method..
    is there a tutorial for the ISO method? thanks
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  5.    02 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    download and create windows 10 setup media
    > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10
    run setup.exe from within windows 8.1 environment to start upgrade process
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  6.    02 Aug 2015 #6
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    win 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    download and create windows 10 setup media > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10
    run setup.exe from within windows 8.1 enviroment
    cool. I will try it. THanks
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