Windows 10: Uninstall Windows 10

  1.    06 Mar 2016 #1

    Uninstall Windows 10


    How can I uninstall Windows 10? I am having a ton of problems and no longer want to deal with them. I cannot go to the Control Panel and say Uninstall the program since the Control Panel Uninstall Programs shows only very small % of the programs I have on the computer. Just one of the many problems. I do have a Windows 8.1 flash drive from Dell so I can reinstall Windows 8.1. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Tony0212
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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       06 Mar 2016 #2

    You can Go Back to your previous operating system PROVIDED you meet the following conditions :

    1. You installed Win 10 less than 30 days ago.
    2. You have not deleted the windows.old from your C drive.

    If you meet the above requirements, you can revert back to your previous Windows by .................

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html

    Left click at Start button > left side, click Settings > click Update & Security > left side, click Recovery > right side, under Go Back to Windows 8.1, click the Get Started button.
    That will begin reverting back to Win 8.1. Just follow the prompts from then on.

    If you cannot meet the requirements mentioned above, then you will need to use your Dell's Win 8.1 flash drive and do a Clean Install.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Mar 2016 at 10:59. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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       06 Mar 2016 #3

    Before you begin reverting back to Win 8.1, would you mind describe a few of your problems in Win 10 ?

    Also, would you care to do a CLEAN INSTALL of Windows 10 ?
    Clean Install will not allowed you to keep anything.
    You start fresh. No carry-over baggage.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  4.    06 Mar 2016 #4

    Tony0212 said: View Post
    I do have a Windows 8.1 flash drive from Dell so I can reinstall Windows 8.1. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Tony0212
    Boot the computer from that flash drive. It should give you the option to erase the hard drive and start factory fresh.
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       06 Mar 2016 #5

    Tony0212 said: View Post
    How can I uninstall Windows 10? I am having a ton of problems and no longer want to deal with them. I cannot go to the Control Panel and say Uninstall the program since the Control Panel Uninstall Programs shows only very small % of the programs I have on the computer. Just one of the many problems. I do have a Windows 8.1 flash drive from Dell so I can reinstall Windows 8.1. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Tony0212
    you couldn't uninstall win10 in control panel anyway ,control panel is part of win10 ,,you need to boot to the Usb as suggested above by--navyLCDR
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       06 Mar 2016 #6

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Boot the computer from that flash drive. It should give you the option to erase the hard drive and start factory fresh.
    A little cruel, maybe.

    This doesn't prepare Tony0212 for the fact that every file, setting, and installed program will be lost if 8.1 is installed this way.
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  7.    06 Mar 2016 #7

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Boot the computer from that flash drive. It should give you the option to erase the hard drive and start factory fresh.

    bobkn said: View Post
    A little cruel, maybe.

    This doesn't prepare Tony0212 for the fact that every file, setting, and installed program will be lost if 8.1 is installed this way.
    Really? You don't think the words "erase the hard drive and start factory fresh" could mean anything else?
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  8. caperjack's Avatar
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       06 Mar 2016 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Really? You don't think the words "erase the hard drive and start factory fresh" could mean anything else?
    One of the reasons I agreed, but we/I tend to forget that a lot of computer users don't really yet know how it all works��
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  9. Posts : 1,889
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       06 Mar 2016 #9

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Really? You don't think the words "erase the hard drive and start factory fresh" could mean anything else?
    Really.

    Recall that the OP tried to uninstall the operating system by using the Programs and Features control panel. Sometimes it's desirable to go into almost insulting detail to answer questions that the poster may not know to ask.
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