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Uninstall Windows 8 Release Preview from VHD

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  • Started 4 years ago by jhwalker
  • Latest reply from vistamike
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I have installed Windows 8 Release Preview onto a VHD using 'Install-WindowsImage' and Windows PowerShell as documented in one of the articles on this site.
However, when the timebomb eventually expires (on the 13th January 2013), I need to know how to remove Windows 8 Release Preview from my system, so that just Windows 7 is left...
However, all of the advice I have found on other websites is jumbled and confused. I have an idea that all I have to do is boot into Windows 7 and then delete the VHD which Windows 8 is installed onto. However, I would like a bit of confirmation that this is the right thing to do before I proceed... - do I have to do something else with 'Install-WindowsImage' and PowerShell again so that the boot loader is aware that Windows 8 no longer exists...
Does anyone know???

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 1033

In case Windows 8 is not shown on your boot menu when you start you PC, you can simply delete it.

In case when you start your PC or Laptop and get an OS menu that let you choose between 7 and 8 , then you need to modify your boot menu by starting windows 7 and install EasyBCD on it and modify your boot list by removing the Windows 8 line boot

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 2

I wanted to do this but I have one big problem. My laptop does show Windows 8 and 7 (or rather, did) at boot up. Win8 booted normally, but selecting 7 brought me straight into HP's recovery mode instead of booting the OS. I tried to play around with EasyBCD but no luck. Now everything you boots to recovery :( Do you think I could get somewhere with a SuperGRUB disc?

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 10945

GigiAUT87, hi

Could start a new topic for you question please.


Posted 4 years ago

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