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How to remove 8.1 from a dual boot PC
January 25th, 2014
Remove your Windows 8.1 installation and just keep Windows 7 step by step:
It is recommended that you perform an Image Backup of your entire drive before you start. Should something go wrong you can use the backup to restore your dual boot configuration and try again.
1) Boot into Windows 7
2) Run ‘Msconfig’: Click on the Windows + R key to launch the ‘Run’ window, in the ‘Open’ box enter: msconfig and click the ‘OK’ button.
3) In the System Configuration window, select the Boot tab.
4) Change the ‘Default OS from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7 as follows: a) Click on the Windows 7 entry to highlight it. Click on the ‘Set as default’ button.
b) Click on the ‘Windows 8.1’ entry and click on the ‘Delete’ button.
c) Click on the ‘Apply’ button, then click ‘OK’ to exit.
d) When prompted click the ‘Restart’ button to reboot the computer. You should now go / boot directly to Windows 7.
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