Uninstalling Windows 8

Uninstalling even a small Windows program involves many nuances. But what if there is an urgent need to finally part with the operating system itself? This process must be approached carefully so as not to make mistakes.

Uninstalling Windows 8

After weighing the pros and cons of your actions, you have decided to uninstall Windows 8 from your computer. Now the main thing is to do it correctly and avoid possible unpleasant consequences. Let's consider three methods to solve this task.

Method 1: Format the system disk without starting Windows

If you only have Windows 8 installed on your computer and you decide to remove the single operating system entirely, you can format the system partition on your hard drive. But remember: formatting will destroy all stored information, so copy all valuable data to another hard drive partition, flash drive, or cloud storage in advance.

  1. Restart the PC and enter the BIOS. The keys to be pressed may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. For example, on modern ASUS motherboards they are "Of the". o "F2". In BIOS, find the boot source priority setting and put the DVD drive / flash drive first. Confirm the changes.
  2. Insert any Windows installation or resuscitation disk / flash drive. Format the system volume on the hard drive.
  3. After rebooting, we get a PC without an operating system installed. From there, you can take other steps at your discretion.

The formatting process is described in detail in the article, which can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Read more: What is disk formatting and how to do it correctly?

Method 2: Format from another system

If your computer has two operating systems on different partitions of the hard drive, you can boot into one version of Windows to format the drive with the other version. For example, drive C: has "7" and drive D: has Windows 8, which you must uninstall.
The system will not let you format the partition with its location, so we will format the volume with "eight" from Windows 7.

  1. First, we are going to configure the system boot options. Click on . "Starts".on the icon This computer. Click on PCM, go to ... "Properties"..
  2. In the left column, select the item "Advanced system settings"..
  3. In the tab that opens. "Additional features". bottom block "Loading and recovery".. Upon entering the "Options"..
  4. In the countryside. "Default boot operating system" select the one that will remain on the computer. Complete the settings "AGREE".. Perform a reboot in Windows 7.
  5. In the parallel system (in this case, "seven"), we press "Start".so… "Computer"..
  6. In Explorer, right-click on the Windows 8 partition and select "Format"..
  7. On the format tab, decide the file system and the size of the cluster. Click on "Starts"..
  8. All data from partition and Windows 8 operating system are safely deleted.

Method 3: Uninstall Windows Using System Settings

This option is faster than method # 2 and is also designed to be used on a PC with two parallel systems on different hard drive volumes.

  1. Boot into the operating system that will not be erased. In my case, it is Windows 7. Apply the keyboard shortcut "Win + R"and in the Run window enter the command msconfig.
  2. On the tab. "System configuration" highlight the Windows 8 line and click "Delete"..
  3. Make sure to clean the registry. This can be easily done with third party software like CCleaner. In the program, go to page "Record".and select ... "Problem solving". and then "Correctly selected"..
  4. Done! Windows 8 removed.

As we have seen, you can always uninstall any unnecessary operating system, including Windows 8, if you wish. But it is very important not to create serious problems and difficulties in the subsequent exploitation of the computer.

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