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  1.    25 Aug 2015 #11
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    i am holding off on updates until i see how the service release goes if its buggy that's it!
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  2.    25 Aug 2015 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by danderson400 View Post
    i have a windows 8.1 lisence from my laptop
    Always make sure you have anything you don't want to loose backed up elsewhere before making major changes to your system! This includes pictures, videos, music, etc. Any data files you don't want to loose.

    Disclaimer: If you break things - you get to keep both pieces. It is not my fault.

    Then you'll need one of 3 things along with the Windows 8.1 License:

    1. The Recovery Media from your laptop's manufacturer, or you may need to make a set of media from the recovery portion of the machines hard disk. You'll need more than one DVD if you have to make a set. My system needed a total of 5 DVDs for a recovery set - so you might want to get a stack of say, 10 or so.

    2. Trying to revert from the Windows 10 upgrade might be an option, but there seems to be a lot of problems with it from what I've seen here on the forums. A lot of things, like shortcuts, user installed software, and other things may not work. That's why the Recover Media option is a first choice.

    3. A Windows 8.1 DVD (and the license number from your laptop. Plus any hardware drivers, utilities, etc. specific to your laptop. This is important! You must have those drivers available (preferably on a USB stick or CD) because some devices may not work when you first install this way.

    My experience with the OEM DVD was that Windows 7 came up - but I had no USB 3.0, LAN or WiFi adapters because there were no drivers for them on the DVD. The video even came up as standard VGA at 800x600 . . . really basic, but the system came up. My Logitech wireless mouse and the trackpad came up also. This is the same experience many have when building a system from scratch - which is why you've got to have your drivers, etc. first, or make sure you have access to a working computer with an internet connection. You'll need it, because after you have Windows up and your hardware working - then it will be time to reinstall all your software again, followed by your data files. A day off and rainy, nasty weather is perfect for this sort of thing . . . and a book to read, of course.

    would ripping the iso help me?
    I'm going to assume you mean downloading the Windows 10 ISO and burning that to a DVD. You can, and it won't hurt anything . . . but it won't help you bring back Windows 8.1 if that's what you want to do. I downloaded it and followed the directions to make a bootable USB stick for Windows 10 and it worked fine. I already had the Windows 7 OEM from my other system and the license number for my laptop, and with no access to my recovery media, doing things this way was my only real option. I'm just glad it worked. Hope this helps.
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  3.    26 Aug 2015 #13
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    well then should i only download and install security updates or get the service updates?
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  4.    26 Aug 2015 #14
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    so.. how would i know my windows 7 key? just asking
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  5.    27 Aug 2015 #15
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    i am trying to get windows 7 but it keeps saying i dont have 25 letter or numbers i am sure i am right
    Last edited by danderson400; 27 Aug 2015 at 12:44.
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  6.    09 Oct 2015 #16
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    hi
    may i ask a question ?
    why can 't i uninstall them ?
    the only way is an older image ,is not it?
    thanks
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  7.    09 Oct 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by danderson400 View Post
    so.. how would i know my windows 7 key? just asking
    The Windows 7 key will be on the COA (license) sticker somewhere on your computer case. It will likely be on the bottom of a laptop, or the sides, back, or bottom of the case depending on the manufacturer. Home built systems may be different.
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  8.    09 Oct 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by drugo View Post
    hi
    may i ask a question ?
    why can 't i uninstall them ?
    the only way is an older image ,is not it?
    thanks
    What is it you're trying to un-install? Updates or the Windows 10 Upgrade?

    I couldn't remove 1 or the 2 updates in Windows 10 that broke my system. That forced me to go back to Windows 7 because I need my machine for work.
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  9.    09 Oct 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    What is it you're trying to un-install? Updates or the Windows 10 Upgrade?

    I couldn't remove 1 or the 2 updates in Windows 10 that broke my system. That forced me to go back to Windows 7 because I need my machine for work.
    hi
    i'm tring to uninstall KB3081441
    but seems impossible
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  10.    09 Oct 2015 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by danderson400 View Post
    i am holding off on updates until i see how the service release goes if its buggy that's it!
    If you are talking about KB3093266, it seems to have fixed some of these problems. It's the last update I've had, there haven't been any new ones since then. It seems that MS is not pushing updates daily like they were for a while.
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