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downgraded to windows 8.1 - win10 completely gone now?

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#1 daimonion


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 11:37 PM

I upgraded to win 10, didn't want it, then downgraded to windows 8.1. How can I be sure win10 is completely removed, though? I have a couple of empty folders in my documents folder that remained there after the downgrade from win10. I don't mind that, but it seems that win10 isn't completely gone afterall. How to completely rinse my pc of win10?

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#2 Niweg


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 09:56 AM

 You probably have a Windows.OLD folder that has Windows 10 stuff in it, and you probably have some Windows Updates installed that can nag you to go to 10.  You can delete the Windows.OLD folder.  To keep it from nagging you to upgrade, you can download and install the GWX Control Panel.


 Good luck.

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 11:53 AM

I would suggest opening the Windows.OLD file and check the date.  If it is the same date as the date you downgraded back to Window 8.1 this could be a Windows.OLD for Windows 10.


I will find a definitive answer to this and post back with that information.

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