Win8.1 - Win8 reset

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  1. FlocKster

    FlocKster MDL Novice

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    Hello, this is my first post, so dont mind me if I do anything wrong :)

    I restarted my laptop, and it installed a new update. This update causes games to crash, and I dont really like Windows 8.1. Can anyone help me resetting to Windows 8? (There was no DVD or USB-stick in te package and I dont have a copy of Win8/Win8.1 yet)

    ~FlocKster
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    In Windows Update at bottom left you'll find 'Installed Updates', it should show the lately installed Updates and the option to uninstall them.
     
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  3. FlocKster

    FlocKster MDL Novice

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    Can I ignore this?
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Hmm, so far i thought the Udate from 8 to 8.1 is only offered via Windows Store. The Update 1 for 8.1 is offered normally via WU.
     
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  5. FlocKster

    FlocKster MDL Novice

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    Well, I dowloaded 8.1 from the Windows Store manually, and it installed Update KB 291355 and 295977 automatically.
     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    OK that makes some sense, seems you need to decide between 8 and 8.1 :g:. For Win 8.1 Update 1 became mandatory.
     
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  7. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Pretty sure, You meant KB2919355??
     
  8. FlocKster

    FlocKster MDL Novice

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    I would choose Win 8. Of course I would reinstall XP if support wasn´t canceled.
    @fkar: Sorry for that typo :biggrin:
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    A Restore Point before the Update could do the job, if any is present.
     
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  10. FlocKster

    FlocKster MDL Novice

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    And if not?
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Try to unistall via mentioned feature of Windows Update aka 'Installed Updates'.
     
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  12. FlocKster

    FlocKster MDL Novice

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    So, which updates do I need to install, KB 2919355 and/or 2959977?
     
  13. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    You'll need to uninstall the whole upgrade to Win 8.1, not only the Update 1.
     
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  14. FlocKster

    FlocKster MDL Novice

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    How do I do that?
     
  15. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    No clue ... i always use fresh installs, never do upgrades from one system to another.
     
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    Nucleus MDL Guru

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  17. FlocKster

    FlocKster MDL Novice

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    I googled it, pretty easy, but I can´t without a bootable CD/DVD or USB-Stick. Guess I gotta wait for Bill to release an uninstall-tool...:mad2: Anyway, thanks for responding so quick!
     
  18. bchat

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    @Flockster - a suggestion - In the future keep a regular backup/imaging schedule for your OS.
    This allows you to recover the OS the way you want it should something make it not the way you want it.
    I use Acronis True Image Home and back up OS twice a week - I'm never more than 1 recovery away from happiness.
     
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  20. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    After Reset it will still be Win 8.1, no way to go back to Win 8 that way :g:.
     
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