How to Uninstall Windows 8.1

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Important update: many of you are probably getting bugs and issue with your Windows 8.1 install, this is why I recommend to read this. If you have an official Windows 8.1 update already running on your Windows 8 device, you might want to try the following advices, but most likely, just like Microsoft said, there is no way at the moment to uninstall it. Leave a comment at the end letting us know what made you uninstall the Windows 8.1 update.

Windows 8.1 was released a few hours ago and those who were anxious to try it for themselves have already installed it and saw what it can do. However, what Microsoft released was not the final product, but a customer preview, which might still have some issues, and therefore, those who don’t want to fiddle with these issues might want to uninstall Windows 8.1 and revert to the plain old Windows 8.

Uninstalling Windows 8.1 can be done in a few ways, as it depends on what operating system you had before, but it can be done. The amount of work you have to put in is depends on the manner of the installation you made.

Microsoft was kind enough to give us a FAQ on how Windows 8.1 that manages to answer (more or less) most of the questions users might have. In this FAQ, those who want to revert to their original OS  can see exactly how to uninstall Windows 8.1 from their computer.

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There are two ways of uninstalling Windows 8.1 from your computer, and, as mentioned before, it depends on how you installed it, or more exactly, if you upgraded for free from Windows 8 or if you did a clean install from Windows XP, Vista or 7.

How to Uninstall Windows 8.1 easily

Microsoft gave a few pointers on how you can manage to uninstall Windows 8.1, depending on what type of installation you did, and the two solutions will be presented as plainly as we can, so you can accomplish this with the least amount of effort.

Method 1: If you upgraded for free from Windows 8

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If you already have Windows 8 installed on your device, then you most likely upgraded to Windows 8.1 with the free patch (link below).

If this is how you installed it, then uninstalling Windows 8.1 is as simple as doing a System Restore or a System Refresh (Settings->Change PC Settings->General->Refresh or Restore). Keep in mind that you will need a bootable Windows 8 disk, either a DVD or a memory stick to do this.

Method 2: If you did a clean install from older versions of Windows

On the other hand, if you went all the way from Windows XP, Vista or 7 to Windows 8.1, the process will take a while longer and there will be some data loss. Basically, in this scenario, in order to uninstall Windows 8.1, you will need to format and reinstall your old operating system.

If you require additional information about Windows 8.1, feel free to check out our posts about it:

Also, if you wish to see the official Microsoft Windows 8.1 FAQ, follow this link and get whatever information you need. You can use any of these two methods to uninstall Windows 8.1 from your computer. If you had problems with Windows 8.1, remember that it will receive many more upgrades and bug fixes in the near future, so when the final product is released, it will work properly.

  • Reggie

    Uninstall ‘easily’??? How do you figure that having to reinstall over fifty applications is ‘easy?’

    • Nedelcu Ionut

      The installed applications are stored in your Store App, so you can find them there. However, this post was referring strictly to uninstalling Windows 8.1 and not bringing your computer to the exact state. You should have created a restore point and a backup before installing.

      • Rachel Simon-Bierenbaum

        i did create a restore point…because of some lovely glitch in this beautiful platform, I cant get my system to recover to that date…awesome. I am unable to scan, work on digital art, or do anything other than surf the net :-( And I don’t a have a windows 8 disc although that is the platform that was installed on my laptop from the beginning…any other suggestions would be lovely please. Since Microsoft rolled out the free update, can’t they help us and have a link to reinstall plain windows 8?

        • http://www.wind8apps.com/ Radu Tyrsina

          Did you try refreshing your PC?

          • Lyd

            refresh does absolutely nothing!!!!! this is terrible!!! I am soo pissed that I was dumb enough to mess up a perfectly fine working computer!!!!!

  • Chompy

    fuck Microsoft so hard over this…who creates a consumer preview downloadable from the app store that automatically restarts your computer and does a complete os install basically. WTF its a start menu and a couple of new apps… Now i have to spend tomorrow wiping my computer to get this “update” off my fucking computer.

    • Nedelcu Ionut

      I’m sorry you feel that way, I think Windows 8.1 is slightly better than Windows 8. While I didn’t like the so called “start button” they implemented, it is still better than Win 8 in some ways,

      • smart ass

        you are so pc lame its unbelievable how stupid you are !!!!!!!!!

  • pablio

    I feel Chompy and the others pain. I have a Sony Vaio touchscreen with Windows 8 loaded, basically running wonderfully, and I also made the mistake of upgrading and now have Bluetooth connectivity issues, Catalyst Control Center issues, brightness display issues, tons of issues with the new IE11, nothing filling the display screens correctly, and the list goes on. Just got off the phone with Geek Squad, and they just basically chewed me out for upgrading to a beta anything, and said a refresh was my only option, and that worked only 40% of the time. Not sure what I’m going to do.
    Why did Microsoft let this go out with so many known issues and no way of going back?

    • http://www.wind8apps.com/ Radu Tyrsina

      Pablio, the same sh!t happened with me. And to be honest, we are the single ones to be blamed, never ever will I install a beta version again!

  • Alex

    Wtf, my games on steam come up with dodgy colours after updating, is there a fix or should i just uninstall?

    • http://www.wind8apps.com/ Radu Tyrsina

      Hmm, are you sure it is caused by the Windows 8.1 update?

      • Andy

        It is affecting Steam and other games as well. All my games crash my computer mid game, which all started conveniently after I installed Windows 8.1.

        • Juliette

          Sorry to hear it. My games from Origin won’t even open since I’ve installed this bullshit!

          • Schartf

            Gamigo Games wont even get past the script screen. They run a Security Progam call Xtrap that chks O/s…it Blows up saying that the Windows/System32/apphelp.dll is preventing it to run…re-install game client…yeah right that doesnt work either

  • Modde

    After upgrade from 8 to 8.1. Cannot surf the web, cannot recive e-mails, cannot connect to G-mail, cannot restore the old Windows 8 (original Win 8 DVD not accepted), cannot run windows update. Just a blast … I give up..

    • Zahid Q. Qureshi

      I did the same. Now suffering from the same consequences. Can’t even get my Win activated. Says my Legit key aint acceptable. Did you try a fresh install of windows 8? I am thinking about it.

  • Stella

    I cannot believe it. I read great review about Win 8.1 and wanted to try it so I installed it. Now I have blurry font all over my PC (skype, chrome…). And since I’ve got my Win 8 installed on PC (without disk) I cannot uninstall 8.1 without losing original wins :(

    • Georgie Rector Hughes

      Stella: I’m having trouble everyone on here. Has you or anyone found out how to uninstall windows 8.1 & go back to windows 8. And keep all of my information? Any help I can get, please, would help me.

  • Disgustedwith8.1andSony

    I did everything necessary, updated everything, backed up everything, even created a restore disk, including a restore point.
    I cannot get back to windows 8. Nothing works right. Nothing will update or load correctly. My antivirus is going crazy blocking everything and I have to add everything. Code injections everywhere. I didn’t have any Trojans prior, but I do now. I have quarantined the Trojan.
    There is no restore point prior to adding 8.1. My Sony laptop is now a piece of crap, much worse than it was before. My recovery media is not working that I created prior to upgrading to 8.1. It continues to try to take me back to 8.1 even with my recovery media created in 8.
    I didn’t make 2 recovery medias as I have never had to do this with all the HP’s I’ve purchased in the past. I am so dissatisfied with Sony Vaio’s. I can’t believe I spent 1200.00 on a laptop that has constantly been a problem since day one and it seems to be more of a Microsoft issue, but Sony cannot help me other than tell me to search Microsoft for help.
    All of my Bluetooth drivers will no longer work. I can’t print now because it doesn’t recognize my printer, which the software has been installed again after upgrading to 8.1. My printer is there in devices, but when I print Windows 8.1 states pretty much that everything has failed to load.
    Sorry Reggie, installing 50 applications seems like a small price to pay if I could only get back to factor, out of the box.
    I want to throw my laptop out of an airplane!!!!!

  • Matilda

    Well I agree with most of you. Windows 8.1 really really sucks. It has screwed up the way my computer works making things jerky, jumping out of programs etc. the instructions on deleting this upgrade aren’t clear and I’m assuming if you don’t do it exactly as stated I’ll lose everything. If there was another way to use the computer other than windows I’d certainly give it a try. I absolutely hate this upgrade!!!

  • silvershadow

    Not a happy chappy am I ……..

    Early this year, I bought a notebook with Win8 as standard – after using a PC with Win 7 which did everything I needed with a minimum of fuss, the last 9 months have been a period of continual aggravation thanks to MS trying to force touch screen technology onto a huge number of users who either have no need for or do not want. The “free” upgrade to Win 8.1 has resulted in the following problems:
    1. Loss of my Wi-Fi internet connection and LAN connections.
    2. Deletion of all my Win8 system restore points without an option to keep these archived for future use if needed and their replacement by a single corrupted System restore point that cannot be used.
    3. Repeated notification of damaged system files during shutdown and start up.
    4. Untold aggravation from the deletion of the “Start” button and associated menus – the Win 8 tiles are not as convenient and accessible on a traditional computer without a touch screen.

    I am hoping the refresh technique mentioned in this article will work as the Restore function does not work – if the refresh doesn’t work, Win 7 Pro here I come; thank heavens for regular backups.

    • http://andreapacko.com Speedie99

      I too have lost everything – my printers and scanners won’t work – the drivers are not functioning – and the router is sporadic. Win 8.1 automatically changed to no system restore points and you have to configure a new one. But guess what? You can’t go back to anything before 8.1 was installed. All those drivers will now tell me they don’t work with 8.1. What am I supposed to do now?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Judy

    I would like to uninstall the whole windows 8.1. I don’t like it.

    • Zebra Dun

      Use system restore go back to a date before installing win 8.1.

  • Sabaku no sandra

    I didn’t recieve a disk of windows 8 with my laptop, it was already installed on it when i bought it, because you don’t need it,.. well guess again

    How i love microsoft,… I don’t want this stupid update anymore because I can’t play any of my games on good quality anymore!! I’m thinking of bringing my laptop back to the store so that they can fix it.

    But what i don’t get is that they already knew from the beginning that somethiing was wrong with the update, pleasse explain to me than how it was possible that i updated today??? When I can read all over the internet that they have taken the update out of the store??? I really don’t get it at all!

    I didn’t like windows 8 to start with, and now this,… I don’t think that i will ever again buy a micrsoft pc

  • Yazzito

    Windows 8.1 broke my drivers. My network card stopped working. When I tried to reinstall the old driver, it would reboot during the process. Windows update would now get stuck during the update process, until it crashed with a BSOD, watchdog violation.

  • Jim

    This bleepin’ Windows 8.1 installed itself without my knowledge or permission and pretty much wiped out all my apps, drivers, etc. It didn’t even have the courtesy to create (or ask if I wanted) a backup or restore point. All I get is a “windows.old” file that’s got nothing of relevance in it. It deleted most everything and even emptied the recycle bin, so can’t find anything there to restore, either. If you use the Refresh or Restore function it puts your ‘puter back to factory stock configuration and you lose all apps you installed from the web. I paid good money for some excellent app subscriptions and Win 8.1 trashed them on me. Shame on you, Microsoft, and hey, Bill Gates, is this the kind of garbage you allow your company to push on the consumers who pay for your mansion and other toys? So much for integrity, I guess…!!! Shoulda bought a damn Apple, and thrown this thing out the Window 8.1—!!!

  • FUCK YOU

    FUCK YOU WINDOWS 8.1

    • Ondrej

      im going back to W7 Home Premium rather than W8.1 PRO :)

    • raymond

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    • Handsomer Than Bill: CP Sr.

      Hey you fella, you can’t use Bill Gates personal “OK” finger as he did to “the” Judges when he was told, not to “extend” beyond 3% of the “market.” He might sue you for “Royalties”, and of course he doesn’t have a “patent” on it yet! He will try to steal it like he did developing “Windows” from the Microsoft-industry. Take a chill pill, Bill (stop being a bagel guy!)
      Spend some $$$ on your customers Bill (for once!)

    • Richard l Amerson

      In case you were too dumb to know this then I will explain it. Kids read these comments as well as people who do not use vulgar language. The world still has people with morals and consideration for others. You can speak and comment without the nasty language!

      • fuck you

        Fuck off Faggot Dick Amerson. You must be getting fucked in the ass by bill gates and then licking the shit off his dick to be on here complaining about bad words.

        • deb

          when one uses vulgar language it only demonstrates the mental capacity of the user….obviously this one is very low on the totem pole

          • Tommy2tone

            Yea it is only used with 4 d batteries!

      • Samuel Semmens

        Yes, you are right, the use of Anglo-Saxon adjectives does display a lack of vocabulary!

      • Zebra Dun

        Si he hablado las maldiciones en otro idioma, usted sabe que yo estaba
        llamando windows 8.1 un programa hecho por pajarones y del hijo de las
        perras? Pendejo.

        Nasty, vulgar and morals exist only in the mind.
        Dirty mind, dirty comprehension of words.

  • steverini

    I am so pissed with Microsoft. Windows 8 is a disaster and 8.1 has completely screwed up my wifes computer. Even my teens wont touch her computer with windows 8. What were they thinking

  • blondi

    I too downloaded the 8.1 it did ok till I was told to do the updates when I got to the last one for the realtek wireless lan update it said componenet must be manually deleted before new updated can be installed, I was under the assumption they meat the old version of my lan program an ye wen I removed it I lost my wireless connection also I did a system restore back to the day before I did the updates and was able to get my old wireless program back but yes still e the windows 8.1 what I want to know is what was meant by yu have to manually removed this component before update will install? what component are they talking about?

    • swampcreek

      The Realtek Wireless Lan update is screwed up. I uninstalled the original driver and ended up with nothing. The update program starts, but then just sits there doing nothing. Luckily, I went to hardware manager and told it find the original driver and got the wireless going again. Win 8.1 is a royal pain in the a$$. I may just reinstall the whole damn system from the backup flash drive.

  • HJ Dijksterhuis

    In Win 8.1 explorer crashes when rmb is pressed. Also my 3D cad software was not supported. Could revert back with VAIO assist.

  • andus58

    Bye bye MS – I supported you 150% with Win 8, you can shove 8.1. You’ve screwed up Skydrive and taken my right away to choose how I login. Yes, I can use a local account, but you’ve made it pretty useless. Google drive here I come. Linux anyone? (I hate MAC).

  • Sick of Microsoft

    This Windows 8.1 has really screwed up my computer. Microsoft should at least give one a chance to delete an upgrade, especially one with so many bugs. This really gives a bad name to Microsoft and Windows 8 which was bad enough to begin with.

    • Michelle Button

      Microsoft screwed me too. my drivers are also broken. I can no longer use my scanner not to mention the freeze ups I have now. was this a legitimate program or a virus test. Thanks a lot Microsoft. You should have to pay to have all of our computers fixed or buy us new ones come on Microsoft. I don’t understand why this program removed drivers when it was installed.

  • Eric Morales

    I have video called my girlfriend every day for the past year and this “upgrade” won’t allow me to use Skype; she will wake up in less than an hour and your shitty ass upgrade is about defile my morning ritual. Why design a crap update you can’t even uninstall. The displeasure I feel with this is so great it has manifested itself in the form of Stress, Headaches, and a sharp pain in my chest. I am 19, there should be no reason for me to be having such pains.

  • Katie Smith

    hello thanks for help in unloading windows8.1. I don’t have a disc or pc stick for my laptop, so will it hurt not to use one. the last time when I had trouble with windows8 I went back to factory settings,windows8 vanished from my laptop completely.
    Katie

    • adgadg4

      Completely screwed. First destroyed drivers, then random freezes, now blue screen only and no way to do anything at all! Tried reinstalling from scratch starting with Win7, won’t go beyond “Loading files” and not even any way to format the entire disk and pretend it is a new computer.

      This THE biggest fuck up since I wote my first computer program in 1963 — and that one worked!!

  • rb

    I did not have any problems with 8.1 until I tried to get in my banking site. I called the bank and they said it was on my end. I did not get a disc with my new computer and the system restore does not even show the install. What do I do?

  • Muse_not

    System Refresh and System restore are 2 separate options. Which is it?

  • Marie

    i have a Lenovo lynx idea tablet and when I installed windows 8.1 and sign in my start screen is completely blank all I see is a purple screen

  • Daniel

    i cant even load my college math work because it doesn’t run its software. but it runs on windows 8. screw windows 8.1

  • Lyd

    omg this fricken update is CRAP!!! I CAN’T REVERT TO THE OLD WINDOWS 8!!! I HATE HATE HATE THIS!! SHAME ON YOU MS!! THEY NEED TO FIX THIS CRAP!!

  • ericlee

    window 8.1 is suck

    • Jon

      your english is suck.

      • WolvG

        context is more important that Grammar-Nasizm

  • ericlee

    what a stupid microsoft staff brain, what the fuck are they doing on 8.1, useless staff and make window worst. fuck them off

  • Pauly

    The reason I’m uninstalling is incompatibility with certain programs and applications and a reduction in clarity and resolution. Overall, not a fan.

  • Mad as Hell

    WIndows 8.1 and Internet Exploder 11 broke my access to some key software at work meaning that the Windows 8 machine that I bought specifically for that purpose is now a brick. I think I’ll send a bill to Microsoft.

  • lhd

    How could you do this. We have all been faithful. Now I need a new PC, since this one is trashed by 8.1 and IE 10, and 11.
    These are not working, and prevent us from working remotely. I want WIN 7 PRO for all my PC’s , this never happened than. I would even be willing to go to WIN 98 again, rather than this poorly designed piece of junk. What a shame, since we have used your products since WIN 3.1. Check my email address it links to mine and my wife’s.

  • Ken Erikson

    In windows 8 when you clicked on the “Search” app all the apps would come up and you could choose which app you needed. What happened to the page with all the apps on it.

  • eve

    (Swear words and ranting ahead)
    Ugh I hate it I wish I had never installed the stupid update – my laptop is now lagging like hell, and I can hardly do anything on it anymore which is a disaster because I use my laptop for school, writing and everything else and with this lag from hell I can’t do shit. I don’t know what i’m going to do. I really don’t. I guess I can only hope they fix it or put some uninstall option in, because now I don’t know how i’m going to do anything.
    I tried system restore but it won’t let me go back before the 8.1 update. I tried uninstalling the updates but they’re still there.
    I don’t know what i’m going to do, seeing as this is my only laptop and I can’t get another anytime soon. It really messed my laptop up, I regret it so much. And I can’t do anything, I don’t have a CD, my laptop had 8 installed already – there were NO problems before this stupid update! It was running smoothly with 8 and now?
    Don’t release previews if you know they have bugs and issues, because more often then not, it screws shit up!

  • Arush

    I use a HP pavilion m6 notebook. The graphics drivers for this device are provided by HP only as it comes with and update for intel HD and a Catalyst version that supports switchable graphics for both, but the Windows updates them both to the latest stand alone driver version. The Catalyst Control centre doesnt support those drivers so it doesn’t work and all my games run on intel HD graphics. If i revert back to an older driver version then I keep getting an unknown Direct X error. I wish I hadn’t upgraded to 8.1

  • John

    anyone having a problem with Skype after downloading 8.1

  • Janine

    For those who haven’t already been conned and upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1, just don’t do it!!!!!! Lots of bugs, lots of fiddly problems – and yes, no Windows 8 disk when I purchased the laptop

  • demaree nichols

    ok so im an IDIOT ALSO!! i’m going to spend my day off redoing my computer, I truly hope I have enough cds for all my stuff!! wtf was I thinking> I had NO problems with windows 8 I should’ve left well enough alone…smh.. someone KICK me PLEASE. and wtf is with the spell check on facebook now? freaking asses…..

  • Eddy

    Wow these comments are crazy. My wife has been complaining how her computer is so slow! I will never tell her how I secretly upgraded her machine one night while she was out. I have a sick feeling that is the problem. whew! good thing I had a Guinea pig machine. My win 8 is working fine! Not 100% perfect but fine. whew.

  • John C.

    Windows 8.1 is a serious breach of security. MS account, email, your computer together so that anyone can find you not just security of the CIA, FBI, NSA and TSA . Big Brother and any computer hacker can now find and easily hack your computer….. What were you thinking MS? Why would you want a computer to look and feel like an Iphone? I don’t.

  • Bob Peschka

    After WIN 8.1 install, I.E. would not open a favorite website. A Microsoft architect, and friend, told me to switch to Google Chrome, which I did. Problem resolved.

  • InsatiableG

    I AM TAKING ONLINE CLASSES AND SOME OF THE PROGRAMS I NEED TO RUN WON’T WORK WITH WINDOWS 8.1, PLUS I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS PLAYING SOME OF MY FAVORITE GAMES.

  • InsatiableG

    Same problem here Sabaku, when I bought my laptop, it didn’t come with a disk, now we need one!!!! Man I wish I wouldn’t have upgraded. Microsoft should send everyone a recovery disk, and an uninstall disk for free for doing this crap.

  • :I

    When i downloaded windows 8.1, lag started in my Ultrabook Laptop :(

  • :I

    Please people, stop whining, you know this company of windows are having technical difficulties, you ragers are impatient

  • KCCRE-007

    I to suffer from this bad update. My 3 month old new desktop came with win 8 I was dumb enough to download something free from Microsoft I should have learned years ago nothing is free. I think we should start a class action suit AGAINST Microsoft. who is with me say I.

  • Gary

    I have been testing Windows 8 and Microsoft reps recommended getting the 8.1 upgrade, when it became available. I have a new HP all-in-one: Windows 7 ran beautifully and Windows 8 ran well, if you overlook the unnecessary changes. However, 8.1 broke PerfectDisk 12.5 defrag tool and the HP Softpaq Download Manager and has done something with the way drives are read. It can take five to ten minutes to read/refresh an external drive of any sort: hard, flash, thumb…all take a long time to open and often do not read completely. The “gas gage” bar at the top of Windows Explorer, indicating the progress of a drive read can take quite awhile and Explorer may never completely read a drive. Most icons do not refresh, if you View Large Icons. Now, I find there is no way to uninstall this upgrade. Fortunately, I keep my data on an external drive, but do not look forward to installing my applications after the coming rebuild. I am seriously thinking of returning to Windows 7.

    • Gary

      Further testing on an HP Elitepad 900 tablet. The 8.1 upgrade prevents this tablet from working, Reinstalling Windows 8 was unsuccessful. I had to reset the tablet to original factory condition and then reload all HP BIOS updates, prior to reinstalling Windows 8.

  • Mike J

    Fuck you Microsoft.., you fucking retards! For supposedly smart people, collectively I doubt that you could find your arse with both hands!

  • HighlyAnnoyed

    Windows 8.1 is horrible. After installing, my laptop is going ridiculously slow…my touch screen doesn’t work anymore…the font is blurry. I tried to restart my laptop to factory settings but now it says that I need the install disk to restore it back…which when I bought the laptop Windows 8 was already installed on it. This is a nightmare.

  • deweymama

    So far everything seems to be running fine, except for the fact that before I updated I had only used 250gb of my 1tb memory and now I only have 204gb left. What exactly is using up all my memory?

  • Guest

    I just bought a gaming laptop with 2000€ and it had windows 8 installed.
    WIndows 8.1 installed without my permission while i was in school. When i came homw i tried to open GTA IV and it said only have 28 fucking megabytes of ram!
    FUCK YOU MICROSOFT FUCK EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU!!!
    I BOUGHT A WINDOWS COMPUTER SO I COULD PLAY GAMES SINCE I HAD A MAC!
    NOW THIS WINDOWS 8.1 SHIT IS FUCKING RETARDED GO SHOVE WINDOWS 8.1 UP YOUR ASS! FUCK EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH WINDOWS 8.1! FUCKING IDIOTIC FUCKTARDS!

    • LRizos

      I totally agree with you! I was working on something and went home for Easter and came back and this stupid Windows 8.1 automatically installed and now my anitvirus that I spent $100 is not compatible! Is Microsoft going to compensate me for that money I spent since THEY were the ones who decided to update this for me?!?!?!

  • FUCK WINDOWS 8.1

    I just bought a gaming laptop with 2000€ and it had windows 8 installed.
    WIndows 8.1 installed without my permission while i was in school. When i came homw i tried to open GTA IV and it said only have 28 fucking megabytes of ram!
    FUCK YOU MICROSOFT FUCK EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU!!!
    I BOUGHT A WINDOWS COMPUTER SO I COULD PLAY GAMES SINCE I HAD A MAC!
    NOW THIS WINDOWS 8.1 SHIT IS FUCKING RETARDED GO SHOVE WINDOWS 8.1 UP YOUR ASS! FUCK EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH WINDOWS 8.1! FUCKING IDIOTIC FUCKTARDS!

    • Richard Amerson

      Your language is stupid and really nasty and vulgar. I hope you do not attend church because the world does not need immoral persons such as you. Well maybe church would help. Just referring your nasty brain to the comments that stated exactly what you so rudely said and these comment were understood perfectly

      • GOD

        i hope you know religion is a bigger cault then the goddam KKK, or Nazi ever were, telling people you have to live by a book….. so let me guess every other religion beside what ever brain washed one you attend is wrong because they dont believe your “theory” on life, go pound sound and give your head a shake…….

  • ltd777

    what a piece of shit. I am so tired of supporting Microsoft. I am really at the end of my relationship with Microsoft. The very last piece of Microsoft shit I will ever waste my time on! really wish I could paid for the amount of time spent getting my stuff kind of work. ASSHOLES!

  • torin

    I just got 8.1 on my laptop and I absolutely hate it. The screen resolution is terrible now, all my menus, tiles, windows, etc. are huge, and Google Chrome is so blurry it hurts my eyes. Also it rearranged all my desktop icons. My laptop came with Windows 8 installed, so if I refresh the computer, will it revert to Windows 8 or will 8.1 still be installed?

  • FUCKING WINS8

    After a month, I went from WINS 8 to WIns 8.1, my graphics got screwed up, I can’t play D2 anymore. How do I settle this issue?

  • sick and tired

    Microsoft just plan sucks. I have had nothing but problems since buying a new computer with 8.0 and now with the 8.1 update I really hate it. Man, I thought Microsoft was updating to fix not make it worst. Fix IT.

  • I HATE WINDOWS 8.1

    Totally P****** with Microsoft. Hate the new windows 8.1 and wanted to uninstall it but have found that I cant. I frequently use the Ancestry.co.uk website to trace my family tree, but since updating to windows 8.1 I now find that I cannot access a lot of the content on Ancestry which is very annoying because I am now paying a subscription but cant use half of what I am paying for. Before installing 8.1 I had no problems, but now find it logs me out of different apps for no reason, is incredibly slow at times, logs off the internet, the mouse and screen freezes at random times. I HATE WINDOWS 8.1. Please let me go back to windows 8

  • gigi583

    I have regretted buying a laptop with windows 8 – now I have 8.1. I just found out that my Verizon security package is not compatible and apparently this is the cause of me not being able to send email from my Verizon email because it too is not compatible. No disc with windows 8 and I am not that tech savy. Thankfully I have a tower pc so I can still function.

  • Pissed

    Hi, Auntie :o)
    Are you fucking kidding me.
    I have to learn to use another Chinese typing method after getting Windows 8.1.
    And to get back to windows 8, I have to save all my stuff elsewhere and full reinstall?
    Are you fucking serious.
    I never even liked windows 8. And I have to waste shitloads of time and effort just to get back to it?
    BULL SHIT.
    Windows 8 sucked. 8.1 sucks even more.
    It is the official last fucking day for ranked games in league of legends,
    Ever since I installed windows 8.1, it was then impossible to play league. LAGLAGLAGLAGLAGLAGLAG.
    I just need to play a few more motherfucking games to get to a new rank.
    Of course I can win with disconnecting every 2 mins in a game.
    Thank you.

  • 8.1 VICTIM

    I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO DISAPPOINTED IN A WINDOWS PRODUCT AS I AM TODAY!!!!!!! THIS TRASH 8.1 HAS SET USERS SO FAR BACK THAT IT SHOULD BE A CRIME TO CALL IT AN UPGRADE.. WHY WOULD MICROSOFT SABOTAGE LOYAL USERS LKE THIS?
    I CANT EVEN DEFEND IT AGAINST MY MAC-HAPPY COWORKERS ANYMORE.
    DAMN SHAME.

  • MJN2830

    My corporate VPN will not work with 8.1, only Windrows 8 for now. Hopefully they will come up with a fix in the near future and I can re-install 8.1. I would say that if Microsoft really wants people to use their Calendar app, they need to make their calendar app work with accounts other than just Hotmail and Exchange. This is one of the main reasons I went back to a new android tablet instead of the Surface Pro. Android allows me to have my Exchange, Google, Hotmail and ATT calenders all on the same app. Can’t do this with Windows calendar app.

  • FUCKING HELL

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH MY FUCKING FONT SIZES WHAT THE FUCK

  • Tanya

    after installing windows 8.1 I can hardly see my screen and no way to adjust brightness. I dont want to have it password protected and cant seem to turn that off either, I just want to go back the way my computer was. Wish I never istalled 8.1

  • Angst

    Since removing removing Win 8.1 and installing Win 7 looks to be almost impossible, solution might be to buy a new hard drive and start from scratch. Anyone try that? I bought Win 7 Pro. I have a new Aspire desktop that came pre-installed with Win 8. I cannot access the bios thanks to 8.1.

  • Tsais

    Windows 8.1 broke all the local folders that I had permanently mapped to drive letters! Microsoft support said lame crap like “why don’t you use favorites, it should do the same” no it doesn’t, are you brain dead?

    Its pure insolence to bring out a patch and change things like “Computer” to “this PC”… its like the plumber coming to your house to upgrade your pipes, but meanwhile, he also changes the “bathroom” sign on the door to “This WC” without asking permission.

    The patch also managed to screw up application permissions to the ‘program files’ folder, making various software not run, that already had been a hassle under 8.0…

    Microsoft, why are you hell bent on annoying your customers till they finally switch to Linux in exasperation?

  • CAli767

    So many things started messing up after this upgrade. My apps stop responding. I stopped getting my low battery notifications and my computer would just shut down. It takes longer to start, some programs and apps won’t close and I have to go to task manager to end, and sometimes that doesn’t work so I have to shut down. I work on my laptop and all these bugs are keeping me from completing items and cost m $. I should have know MS odd number releases always suck!

  • sotong

    Guys I have the same horror stories like you. But I’ve found a way to get Windows 8 back to computer & in full working order. If you have tried the Refresh PC or System Restore and both won’t even work, try my method. Yes it’s the LONG way to restore but it works.

    You’ll need:

    1) System image made in Windows 8 before you updated/upgraded to Windows 8.1.

    2) Copy of Windows 8 DVD media or installation files in an external hard drive. If you don’t have, try downloading a copy from torrent. They have the exact same installation files.Just don’t use those pirated keygen or codes as it is illegal.

    3) Your original purchased Windows 8 license key code.

    *** Remember to back up your personal files like photos, documents, videos before you proceed to be on the safe side.

    (DISCLAIMER: This method worked for me. If you are unsure do not proceed. I take no responsibility if you encounter problems of any sort.)

    Steps:

    1) Log in to Windows 8.1. Run your Windows 8 DVD disc or installation files located in external drive.

    2) Key in your valid license key code & proceed to install Windows 8.

    3) As usual, let it reboot & finalise the settings configuration. Log in with Local account (or Microsoft account if you prefer). Windows 8.1 would have been overwritten by now. DO NOT do windows update as it is unnecessary at this stage.

    4) Boot into Advance Start-up by going to Settings/Change PC settings/General/Advance start-up/Restart now.

    5) Your PC will boot into a blue screen. Choose Troubleshoot, then Advance Options, then System Image Recovery.

    6) Your PC will reboot into the System Recovery blue screen. Follow the prompts & locate your Windows 8 system image (I assume you have created it in an external hard drive or USB thumb drive).

    7) Proceed to recover system image. PC reboots & wait patiently for image recovery to complete. Then log in & you have restored your PC back to Windows 8 in full working order.

    8) Now you can do Windows Update to fix (if any) outdated drivers or new security patches.

    It worked for me & I’m NEVER going back to Windows 8.1.

    For those people who do not have system image, after you reinstalled Windows 8, you’ll have to reinstall all your programs from scratch.

    Hope this helps & good luck!

    • Schartf

      Well, wife made the Restore disks shortly after getting everything up and running in Win8. But tell me since Laptops now days dont come with the CD’s How are we suppose to put in a valid Windows 8 License key??? Last Toshiba we bought that had a disk/Product key was a Vista Machine. Our current Win 7 and now Win 8 (Upgraded to 8.1 w/o permission) Toshiba’s only have the Restore disks we created…

      • sotong

        “Our current Win 7 and now Win 8 (Upgraded to 8.1 w/o permission) Toshiba’s only have the Restore disks we created…”

        Em looks like you’ve upgraded to Win 8 from a Win 7 machine. You would have to purchase a license from Microsoft to upgrade to Win 8. So the license key code is in the email/invoice Microsoft sent you.

        Sorry can’t help with Restore disks troubleshooting. You can always Google it. I find using System Image restore method the easiest, less time consuming & most effective.

        Good luck.

        • Schartf

          Misunderstanding….My wifes New Toshiba came pre-loaded with Win8 and then it Upgraded to 8.1…she did the the Restore disks when she finished setting it up. My Toshiba was Pre-loaded with Win7 & I haven’t changed it. Neither machine came with a Win CD. all we have is the restore disks that it asked us to create. So if I have to do a re-install fm scratch then I have to buy the O/S fm MS? Thats not right..

          • sotong

            Hi I don’t work for Microsoft nor Toshiba so I don’t have answers for you.

            My suggestion is 1) contact seller for windows 8 disc & license code, 2) take laptop to the seller & ask them nicely to reinstall Windows 8 back for you, 3) live with it & wait for the next update until MS solves most of the problems & 4) throw it away & buy something else.

  • MSinTheAss

    Way to go, Microsoft. You really showed Apple how to impress your customer base. Thanks for screwing up my computer, you bastards!

  • Microsucks

    Win 8.1 SUCKS. I regret installing the free upgrade. I installed the upgrade to 8.1 for free from win 8. Mistake. Now I don’t have a bootable win 8 disc to take me back to just win 8. THANKS MICROSUCKS.

  • Vellegazelle in NC

    My laptop came with Windows 8 installed, so no disk. Had I known 8.1 was a beta version, I never would have “upgraded.” Hah, that’s a laugh. It changed my desktop, removed icons for programs which I now cannot find (e.g. remote access to my work PC), Google Search has become inoperable, the cursor jumps to the top of the screen. I absolutely hate it. I wasn’t all that enamored of Windows 7, but I sure would love to have it back in lieu of 8. Does MS ever listen to consumers? It appears not.

  • Frustrated

    I am a photographer and send out lots of images to clients via email. I installed 8.1 and now I can’t use the “send to mail recipient” feature in Office. It appears to go thru the motions, but nothing shows up in Outlook (and Outlook is open at the time). I need this as a quick way to send lower res photos to people. Not happy about this !!!

  • Wookie

    Radeon graphics driver (Catalys Control Center) can’t be installed on win 8.1. During driver installation, windows reboots and no driver is installed.

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  • lp

    I want to revert to Windows 8.0. Something with Windows 8.1 is not compatible with Netgear71 or my Comcast provider or Google Chrome browser. Internet keeps on going down. Windows freezes. Sometimes Chrome gives that “wait” or “cancel” option. Rebooting Netgear71 via the Windows internet icon will work…eventually, often requiring multiple reboots.

    This frustrating work environment never happened while I was using Windows 8.0. Installing 8.1 was the event that changed my work environment.

    Please send me a link to return to 8.0.

  • Eat Shit

    I really regret upgrading to 8.1
    It’s the worst OS for a desktop ever.

  • Robbins Mitchell

    Windows 8.1 is the ObamaCare of operating systems…and they both suck donkey balls

  • Tori

    I was fine with windows 8 and since I updated to windows 8.1 now some of my applications wont work and its really annoying!!

  • Alaina

    I also bought my computer with Windows 8 already installed, so I honestly have no idea how to uninstall 8.1.

    The update worked great for a few weeks, but as of recently it seems as though the system has gone haywire. When I attempt to shut my laptop down, it informs me that “no power options are available,” so the only way to shut it off is to force shut it off. Also, the start menu will no longer allow me to uninstall/move apps or add new apps.

    Any help uninstalling 8.1 or fixing these issues would be greatly appreciated.

  • I HATE WINDOWS!!!!

    DO NOT INSTALL WINDOWS 8.1 !!!!! Windows 8.1 sucks more than windows 8 (didn’t think that was possible). it is a piece of S**T update that pretty much takes everything away from you and forces you to buy the complete version to get it all back. example: it does NOT allow you to connect to you personal internet domain! unless you pay $199.99 for the 8.1 PRO. just 1 of many defects!

  • heidi

    terrible :( totally messed my whole system up!! Can hardly get online at all, things are SOO slow. HATE it!!!!

  • Rebecca Collier

    This is fucking bullshit, stupid fucking Microsoft…I updated because I got the message on my homescreen in ‘store’ about the upgrade, wishing I’d never seen the damn thing.

  • DeeCee

    Installed the Windows 8.1 update. Terrible! Cannot sign-in without a password. Can’t use e-mail. I have shoved the updated programs to the background. How could MS bring out this update without testing for problems (I mean significant problems). Oh you did! Hire some other people for testing since the bunch you have right now don’t understand the majority of your consumers.

  • KJN

    windows you can say good buy to the world market with this OS TRASH!!!!

  • MS sucks

    Stupid windows 8.1 won’t let me use my touchpad or touchscreen. It stops working after using it for a while! Stupid MS. What am I supposed to do now?

    • MS sucks

      Oh and by the way… IT WAS WORKING ON WINDOWS 8 FINE! HOW COULD MICROSOFT NOT TEST THIS! NOW MY PC IS A PIECE OF S***T.

  • LAWYERS!!!

    HEY MS LISTENING? THIS BS RUINED MY COMPUTER. ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE?

  • Apple

    I used to hate macs before windows 8.1. Now I love them. YOU REALLY FAILED MS. APPLE IS #1 NOW!

  • BS

    8.1 is BS. NO QUESTIONS ASKED…..

  • Constance Mary

    With windows 8.1, most of my apps are slower and the coolest part – the photo collage/montage is gone!
    Am soooo sorry I upgraded…lesson learned…

  • caseyh

    Fuck the Microsoft Maffia since installing windows 8.1 cannot verify that the software AND computer is mine. Been told after many rings that my software is an hacked version. Time to for another platform.
    fucking yanks

  • WolvG

    hmmm refresh removes 8.1, but also everything else. if i do that i have to reinstall GBs worth of stuff. but if i dont im stuck with this shit called windows 8.1……ARGH

  • Joe Privacy

    I’ll skip the update, and I wish it didn’t nag me about the update every friggin time I boot up.

  • IM SO ANGRY

    I CANT FIND GENERAL

  • Eloe Elwe

    Like most people have said, my laptop may as well be a paperweight! Nothings functions correctly, my new printer is now just a copy machine, and now useless for my art work! This better be fixed soon, I can not afford a new computer installed with just Win8! This is intolerable! fix this NOW Microsoft!!!

  • Rolan S.

    My laptop’s wifi wont work w/ Windows 8.1. It was working fine right up until the notice to restart to finish the upgrade. After the restart, no more wifi. Can access internet using the cable, though. I hope this problems gets solved soon.

    Why on earth did MS release this “upgrade” with so many defects (read below)? And when will they come up with solutions? Shouldn’t they have tried this out on a few computers w/ windows 8 first? As crazy as it sounds but it doesn’t look like they actually tried this product out… unless they are actually trying to mess up every1..

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  • austin

    i got my laptop last Christmas with windows 8 and i loved it and just like 1 hour ago i saw a new version of it so i thought it would be OK.

    1. my gut was wrong
    2. my PC has crashed six times well writing this
    3. my backup info is corrupted
    4. all my apps and games lag to the point that you cant do anything
    there probably are many more issues but im not a computer expert or anything like that and refresh dosent work so are there any other suggestions where i don’t lose any data. any answers are good.

  • Ashling Strarlit

    Thanks for screwing up my laptop Windows. Time to go back to Windows 7 until this laptop breaks and I get an Apple.

  • Yeah Right

    So when is Microsoft going to rectify this? Why send a message that we HAVE to update to Windows 8.1 but its a non-working program. I guess I should include my address so they can send me a new Windows 8 disk so I can fix my computer. What a joke, Paul Allen and Bill Gates really needed more money…

  • Papa

    Windows 8.1 is a joke, I think it’s a scam and I downloaded a virus called 8.1.

  • myheartispure

    windows 8.1 simply sucks…ruined my lovely computer

  • cwitters

    Windows 8.1 fucked up my bluetooth. Overall, Windows 8 is a fucked up product!

  • robin

    I was foolish enough to update without reading on it first and now I bitterly regret that decision. The update broke all my drivers and I’m really not here for reinstalling everything just because microsoft spends too much time trying to make it look cool and not trying to make it work properly. Considering I don’t have installation CD because my laptop came with the os already up and I’m in deep hate with app store, I’m currently playing eeny meeny miny moe whether I should bother hunting it down or just quit windows altogether and join the army of linux-praisers once again to save my future self from ever having to deal with this again. The second option is very tempting.

  • Bakota09

    Same problem as everyone else..WINDOWS 8.1 SUCKS!!!! My computer won’t do anything!!! I have a love/hate relationship with it now. And I HATE MicroSoft! Don’t put a frickin product out until you have ALL the kinks out!!! DUH!!!! :(

  • gurdeep

    messed up my realdownloader across internet explorer and firefox…. nothing downloads across youtube or other video sites!!!!!!!

  • lou

    I had Windows 8 and i installed for free from the website the 8.1:
    Skype won’t open even uninstalled and re-downloaded. YouTube won’t open. The Catalyst control center (what’s that for christ) is apparently having trouble getting opened, but i don’t even try to open it.
    what am i supposed to do ?
    thx anyway

  • SoOverThis

    Would have been nice to have known how crummy this new 8.1 “update” was BEFORE spending a ridiculous amount of time installing it, and then trying to figure out how to UNINSTALL it without doing any damage. What a freaking mess. I am regretting buying this entire Windows 8 production.

  • kerwin2324

    yeah but at least u guys can get into change pc settings and i also cant get into any of my window app ahhhh

  • Michael Bok

    windows 8.1 nothing but trouble. Why is it that software companies are allowed to sell/provide faulty, second rate products when if any other supplier of any other product did that they would be sued/prosecuted until they fixed it. 8.1 is the most miserable trouble producing bit of software that i have ever had the misfortune to use

    • A_Government_of_Traitors

      It’s because they have a bunch of potheads working at Microsoft that believe they are all that.

  • fenwayfan

    I bought the windows 8.1 for my fresh build…i want to uninstall the OS completely and go with windows 7 that I bought today…any info on how to uninstall 8.1?

    • A_Government_of_Traitors

      You will have to reformat your hard drive and install windows 7 from scratch.

  • Schaza

    Really bad! I already install windows 8.1 but my tablet pc become worst after upgraded. I can’t surf internet,can’t open my store,can’t change my pc setting. This is suck!!!

  • Michelle Cheiney

    EVER SINCE I INSTALLED WINDOWS 8.1 I CAN NOT BUY AND DOWN LOAD ANYTHING FROM THE APP STORE MAKING MY COMPUTER USELESS IT CONSTANTLY TELLS ME MY INTERNET IS TOO SLOW AND TO CHANGE CONNECTIONS BUT MY CONNECTION IS FINE . ANYONE KNOW WHATS GOING ON OR HAVE ADVISE FOR ME? I JUST WANT TO UNINSTALL THIS CRAP

  • A_Government_of_Traitors

    Microsoft, you need to fire your Project Managers, Business Analysts, and so called programmers. Then you can hire a new staff that knows what they are doing rather than keeping the one’s that are blowing smoke up your a**. Just consider all the customers you have screwed over with 8.1, how we all have to reformat our hard drives to get rid of this worthless crap, and reinstall an operating system that works.

    You clearly do not know how to hire competent personnel which is evidenced by your products going down hill since Windows XP. My next purchase will be a MAC. Thanks MS for steering me in the right direction.

  • nine

    the brightness button isn’t working on windows 8.1 so i need to uninstall it back to w8.

  • bootsy

    buying a mac next computer. f this new windows. i hate everything about it, i tolerated windows 8,even thought about bring my computer back and getting a mac. now after this 8.1 update BS I will be getting a mac from here on out. thanks for nothing but headaches microsoft- whatever idiot thought making a computer like a phone is a moron.

  • Non Vicisti

    My IT guy at work warned me, but the incessant messages accusing me of running pirated software for Windows 7 (yes, it is there in their so-called error message), made me desperate. I was not told by the person X thousand miles away that I could not go back to Windows 7, even though I paid the full amount for the upgrade. Does this company want nothing but more money and unhappy customers? I detest Windows 8 and so do thousands of others, yet the sales shills discuss none of the fine print when they hawk Windows 8 or 8.1. For shame. I will call that number in Kirkland, WA, tomorrow and tell the rep who called before that she WILL reinstall Windows 7 or give me a full refund. After having been a PC user since 1987, I see that Mac is now by far the better option for first-timers. And I will NOT pay to go back to Windows 7. Where indeed are sympathetic lawyers in all this?

  • Wazzie

    Yeah 8.1 is bad. My Logitech G9 gaming mouse will randomly disconnect and reconnect and the mouse movements are jittery. Tried reinstalling drivers, reverting to old drivers, different USB ports and still haven’t found a fix. The fact you cannot revert to windows 8 is ridiculous. Common Microsoft, get your act together!

  • JohnS

    I bought a laptop with Windows 8, but got bugged by popups across the screen asking me to upgrade to Windows 8.1. Once it froze and I had to turn it off at the power switch to get rid of the message. I then went ahead with the upgrade – which took ages. I then found I could not access my laptop without logging on to Microsoft. Now I am getting more angry than I could have believed by the windows store popping up after a few minutes of use or whenever I don’t interact with the key board for a while. When I try to close it I get two blank windows which are slow to close. I tried disabling messages and removing the store from the list of apps, but the problem remains. I tried removing “store” using the powershell, but this was refused. Now when I try to close the store popup window it just expands to take over the whole screen and there is no close button, so I have to open task manager. I did set a restore point before the upgrade, but this is no longer listed.

  • Jerry Wade

    Does anyone have proble with sound not working?

  • I hate windows 8

    I wish I had never installed windows 8. Everything is blurry now and I can’t read a thing. It makes having this computer pointless.

  • Rhys Glover

    Windows should just admit they f***ed everything up with this OS…. Plain an simple it’s not windows anymore, they’ve pretty much eradicated every thing about win 7 that made it great –
    – Easy user account’s, no online bull
    – Admin and turning off UAC actually WORKS!!!! –
    – Don’t have to create an admin account through command prompt to fix your OS yet still not finding a solution

    – ALL programs are compatible
    – You could control the power consumption better because you just got the desktop eating cpu not the dashboard as well
    – Most apps in the store don’t work for me since the update.

    My PC is completely screwed and i’ve only had it 10 days… Don’t have the original windows 8 disc, was not supplied, just the ‘supposedly’ bought 8.1 64bit OEM disc. I thought it was activated, but then realised it wasn’t after using it for a while. After updating to 8.1 the local account dissapeared (which i believe holds all the rights to true admin) and the new account became the main one and linked up to my microsoft account. Now i have no proper admin rights and everything doesn’t save in folder’s like views and columns (which is extremely frustrating!) and all the apps don’t work as said above. Store is also buggered as well as most of the options. File history doesn’t recognize my external drive, my antivirus goes crazy all the time never remembering defaults. My browser ask’s for defaults evertime after updating to FF 26. I’m actually forgetting the rest the list is sooo big.

    I ABSOLUTELY, WITH ALL THE FIBER IN MY BEING, HATE THIS COMPLETELY RETARDED AND CRIPPLED EXCUSE FOR A MODERN OPERATING SYSTEM…..

    Why make something that isn’t compatible with your older products? Seriously windows, why can’t you just scrap this crap already and label it mobile OS only, add all the nice features as OPTIONAL upgrades to windows 7 and actually LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS FFS!

    I have since stopped my xlive gold subscription in protest to this completely maddening experience i’m going through.

    WHY did i choose windows 8???
    WHY did i choose windows 8???
    WHY did i choose windows 8???
    WHY did i choose windows 8???
    WHY did i choose windows 8???
    WHY did i choose windows 8???

    Because im a complete an utter idiot for believing microsoft could sort out this piece of ass from all the negatives upon release and weeks after last year.

  • SA GM

    Please I installed windows 8.1 ,but after I do that the bluetooth of PC does not work I don not know why!!.

    If any one can help me to fix it he/she can communicate with me on my acc. on facebook (sohipanwer@live.com)

  • Me

    Englapino This 8.1 is a nightmare, same as usual someone has to fix something that ain’t broke, I want windows 8.1 gone and 8 back even though that ain’t much but at least it did not fu*k my computer up and alter everything without warning ?

  • Me

    Why has my photos all gone to one block of a print instead of the proper pictures I took , arsehole 8.1 again

  • Art Rave

    I bought an HP desktop with Win8 and did all the updates as required but didnt really understand that charms page so used classic shell which looks like the older versions of Windows however when using the charms page the links would open to 1/3 of the projected page not showing their tops or browser url etc and none of the links to those pages worked,I left it alone for a while and just used the desktop and shell that was familiar but gradually I would lose sound and have to switch drivers around or restart to get the sound back. Videos also started in full screen would bounce on their own to small screens. Browsing with Chrome, IE or Firefox would freeze up and or crash and the system grew slower and slower so started warning of low memory however I use less than 12% of the computer and have 8GB Ram so it made no sense.
    I removed all my picture files to an external drive and did the Refresh however problems still existed and I didnt know Win8.1 was at fault and re-installed it while doing updates . Then ll compatibility issues began to arise even on things that worked prior to the refresh..
    Colassal waste of time – refreshing is almost like factory restore in t hat all my other software vanished after doing it and has had to be re-installed – many were from various websites with no discs so i lost about 2/3 of my previous software.
    Luckily my computer is still under warranty however after trouble shooting with tech, they decided I had to send it in for repair so they are sending Fedex here tomorrow with a prepaid box and will repair my computer.They will have it away about 9 days which means hooking up my old 80G hard drive/1G ram Win7 pc which now looking back to compare – the new pc which has 1T hard drive /8GB Ram runs like its on dial up when it works… which is intermittent at best.
    I tried to load HP Support for scanning the pc to make adjustments but i gave a failure message instead,
    Win8.1 should have had a clearer warning on it and mentioned it was not necessary for Win 8 computers as I assumed it was just the next phase in updates but instead its a trojan horse t hat once in your computer wreaks havoc~!

    I have lost 100s of hours online troubleshooting and trying to fix this over the last several months. i agree that B Gates should be responsible however its unlikely any of us would ever receive any sort of rebate or reimbursement for the trouble 8.1 does to even new computers~!

    I am now getting ready to disconnect and pack up this pc tower to go to the repair shop….

    :(

  • unknown

    I bought a tablet with the Windows 8 program. I decided to upgrade to Windows 8.1 due to the fact that I have read a lot of positive things about it. I hate it! My tablet freezes up ALL the time and is much slower than before. I wish there was a way to uninstall it. This version SUCKS!!!!

  • fuckoff-NSA-and Bill Gates

    I cant sign in to my skydrive using my local account. Faggots at MicroDicksoft want me to give them all my personal info just to get access to my own shit, They must be collaborating with the NSA again.

  • nacho

    My computer crashes when I play bf4 (i have a gaming computer with a very good graphic driver) I HATE WINDOWS 8.1 I PREFER WINDOWS 8

  • Harvey

    Windows 8.1 isn’t worth the power to blow it up. the dam system stinks.

  • Mike

    Can’t play my cd’s, or dvd’s. Can’t download cd’s with all the pictures and music i took off my last pc. And now i find out i can’t uninstall windows 8.1. this sucks… Thanks windows 8.1, can’t tell you how much i appreciate this. How bout given me my $700.00 back…

  • kristen

    I’m not great with computers but a couple of “tech-savvy” friends told me that 8.1 is better than 8 and i should definitely upgrade…. not talking to those friends again, ever. this sucks.

  • CB

    Since I got Win. 8.1, I’ve got a lot of troubles.

  • Charles Martel

    When I started in the Corps in 1977 we had the capability to pickup (WE as in intel) Keywords on telephone conversations, back then! Just talk about say “Trident leaving CT” etc.! We had it then!
    When Microsoft was being investigated and alleged to hold a monopoly with MICROSHIT! I knew the NSA would work a back door deal! Sure as Dog fecal matter like most diarrhea, it miraculously resolved with out w/o issue nor concerns!

  • TJJ

    I’m very unhappy with the upgrade to 8.1 because I can no longer rip music from windows media player. I wish to go back to windows 8 immediately.

  • James Milligan

    Every time I turned on my computer– there it was “UPGRADE to 8.1″. so I did,, what a mistake that was, Now due to 8.1 lack of compatibility with external device driversity,, I called Microsoft and the support person said “well no one forced you to upgrade…

  • Anna

    I have Sony Vaio. I’ve updated Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 because my notebook asked me to do it few times a day and it was just anoing. After I installed Windows 8, my coolling fan started to work very loud. I’ve been looking for some advise and I found out that it was caused by additional grafic card. I turned it off, and now cooling fan forks quiet but I can’t change brightness of my screen. Moreover I can’t charge battery full (just to about 80%) and it works much shorter if it’s unpluged (Laptop worked about 5 hrs without plug but now it’s about 1,5 h). That’s all I’ve noticed till now. I want to uninstall Windows 8.1 but I don’t know how. I don’t have a disk of windows 8 with my laptop, it was already installed on, when I bought it. So I can’t use Method 1. Do you have any other ideas how can I have my old, good laptop back again ?

    • Flip

      I guess it’s a Vaio Flip, right? Tell about the fan nightmare… :-(

    • Flip

      I am exactly in the same situation, I want to go back to Win 8 (from updated Win 8.1) and reinstall drivers in a specific row, for solving the fan issue. Well, when I updated to 8.1 I lost my 8.0 recovery copy which was in the laptop (it came without disk, it was preinstalled). I called Sony, for sending me the disk. First, they say it’s 60 euros. When I call it back – thei update to 90 euros, in an unbelievable robery. So I must pay once again the price of the SAME operating system I bought once.
      If any knows any solution for downgrading to 8.0 from 8.1 (without disk, usb or recovery kit on hard disk) pls let us know!

  • mike

    just installed and highly regret it ………….
    it have added password and i can not access all my files anymore….

  • banoboy

    Although I disagree with most, if not all, of the vulgar language in some of the posts below, I agree with the sentiment. Windows 8 is a disaster, and the 8.1 update is probably the worst thing that’s happened in the computer world since computers were invented. I can’t figure out half the things on my computer anymore. Hell, they even took away the clock in the righthand corner.

  • patricia

    Windows 8.1 is absolutely horrible. Sadly I am a student and purchased a new computer with this program and it is not compatible with on line math programs we use. I contacted them and they said to get another computer with windows 7 or below. What kind of crap is this? Now I am stuck and need to study for an exam and can’t. I also don’t have the money to go buy another computer with 7 and anyways, most of the new computers come with this shitty operating system. Don’t they check out this stuff before making us use it (that is MAKE US USE IT) b/c they have a freaking monopoly on the market. Now wonder the feds went after them before. It is also sad that you have to keep upgrading or you will have software problems as they become incompatible when os change. I am really in a bad way. Can I downgrade to windows 7?

  • Nrilx

    My windows 8 was original. But, after I installed 8.1 it always wants me to activate it !!

  • Luke Maurer

    Windows 8.1 disabled the tablet mode/dual screen mode on Asus Ultrabook. Was unable to use the computer in the tablet mode, dual screen or mirror screen mode as the second screen brightness was changed to a very dim setting and there was no way to get the settings back to a usable brightness. Please fix this bug and make sure it works correctly with this type of notebook.

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  • Kenny Hudson

    8.1 causes my outlook 2003 explorer links to open going thru a cache folder and not directly using explorer.

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    I cant run my anti virus software, the printers active directory is missing cant print from any programs. Missing .DLL files when booting

  • we need all new leaders

    windows 8 is the worst operating system I have ever seen I have hp 2000 notebook pc and its a total piece of trash as if windows 7 wasn’t bad enough. Microsoft needs a class action law suite put on them for selling this junk and getting away with it!

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  • Samuel Semmens

    8.1 free update has done in my recovery partition so I cannot refresh or reinstall. My Asus X401a note book came with only a recovery partition so now since 8.1 my F9 function is broken after only having the notebook for 3 weeks, when I try Refresh it tells me drive locked, unlock and try again or Recovery Partition missing. I read that if you do not buy windows 8.1 after install of free update it will switch the computer off every 2 hours. Thank you Microsoft for caring!

  • Samuel Semmens

    I have the nasty thought that it might be deliberate that windows 8.1 locks up your pc to stop you returning it to its factory settings, so you are forced to buy 8.1. There needs to be stricter laws on software so there is a fair amount of responsibility to put right the wrongs caused by incomplete software. Disclaimers should not be a free for all, The public are used as guinea pigs to try out unfinished O.S. systems!

  • Milan

    Dude my disk drive wont work now -___- I bought 3 new RPG games and I can’t play ANY of them and I cant play ANY movies or CDs since I installed Windows 8.1

  • Autumn

    When 8.1 installed it changed all my passwords, and deleted McAfee, Word, and every other installation I had made. An update that deletes everything is useless.

  • Bad Bad Ledroy Brown

    You guys ought to be ashamed of your selves for putting 8.1 on the market. I am like most of your reviewers; I some how downloaded the 8.1 . Biggest mistake of my life. So fix it already!!!!

  • Shit

    Thanks a fucking lot! This is useless to me right now. I bought my laptop with Windows 8 on it. I ran the 8.1 update thinking it would be better and helpful. This is my business and personal laptop for my consulting gig. In the end, it has created issues with VPN clients for me that I use with some clients. Their versions aren’t compatible with 8.1. So I ask, how will I do some things I promised in my contract and make money? Good question.

  • Daevy Purdy

    phOCK OFF Windows 8 is that FUCKIN better

  • Michael Pettingill

    I just updated to 8.1…guess I should’ve read these comments first. Now its only boots to the “Recovery” screen, and I don’t have a disk or flash drive (bought upgrade from 7 to 8 online from MS). So, now I basically have a bricked laptop…thank you Microsoft. And this is why I buy Mac’s now.

  • royality

    I regret installing 8.1 on my phone I can’t view my contacts without calling them

  • desperate technophobe

    following an automatic update my windows has now dissapeered off the face of the planet. im assuming its installed the newer version but i have no clue where to start. all my word doc are now encrypted and i have an application form i desperatly need to send off as in yesterday. can anybody help me….????

  • Unillenium

    So I upgraded from Vista to Windows 8, and I was happy with the result. SO I figured, hey, maybe MS has their stuff together now so this free 8.1 upgrade sounds like a great idea… Anyhow, I started having little problems with the metro interface that gradually escalated ever since the update. I tried to refresh, but somehow was never given the option to create install media for 8.1 (presumably because I paid for 8 upgrade and not 8.1) and was unable to refresh.
    My hard drive recently started having issues due to a faulty power connector which caused some minor file corruption which ultimately after one fateful chkdsk corrupted my main (and only) user profile. So from the temporary user profile I created a new one (with administrator access), and deleted my old one… and oh snap, that’s right, the metro interface is broken and won’t let me switch which user I am logging in with.
    So I had to spend 2 hours pouring over all sorts of internet forums from a different computer (so I feel sorry for somebody who only has a single computer) I figured out how to exploit a few minor security oversights in order to hack back in (To my own damn computer!) and restore my administrator access. However the corrupted metro interface problem still persists, and because I now only have a local user account (and connecting it to my Microsoft account uses the metro interface) I am stuck with this provisional user profile that lacks access to my own personal preferences.
    So then I downloaded the windows 8.1 installer in order to hopefully create install media from which to repair my operating system install, only to be reminded that the key I do have is invalid (because I paid for windows 8). So whatever. I downloaded the windows 8 installer and upon attempting to download windows 8 kept receiving a “handle is invalid” error.
    I spent an hour looking around for a fix to that problem. Microsoft support has no clear answers on how to fix it, and other than that all you can find is links to bogus registry cleaner programs (that are most likely malware). Anyhow, the fix for “handle is invalid” appears to be to go to the properties of your windowstemp folder, disable read only, and then empty it out and restart. After doing that, it downloaded the windows 8 files and allowed me to create a flash drive.
    Then I tried to do what this article suggests, and do a refresh, however it gets to the point of asking me to insert the install media (because I guess the windows 8 install media isn’t good enough to refresh windows 8.1, but because I took the free upgrade to windows 8.1 I have absolutely no way of legally obtaining windows 8.1 install media and frankly I don’t want to go playing around on software piracy sites since with the way this simple endeavor has turned out so far I would probably end up getting charged with stealing something (that I already own) and they would lock me up and throw away the key to make an example.
    So now it appears that I am going to have to wait until I have a whole day of nothing else to do, back up all my files manually, wipe my system, reinstall windows vista, and then re-upgrade to windows 8, and then make sure I don’t accidentally take a “Free” upgrade to 8.1.
    And that’s how you uninstall the windows 8.1 update if you upgraded to windows 8 from an older version of windows and then were gullible enough to accept a “free” upgrade to windows 8.1

  • Zebra Dun

    I wish to uninstall this crappy win 8.1 because at 10:00 a. m. every day it drops my connection on line through my router.
    It stays off anywhere from 5 minutes to 3 hours.
    The ISP techs say they cannot find out why this happens.
    But at 10:00 every day the on line connection is lost.
    Regular as a windows turd hitting the floor.
    Today it went down at 10:00 a.m. and did not come back on line till 11:22 a.m.
    —–
    I bought a machine back a long time back that was sold with a $500.00 off coupon if I used MSN, it went off line after 22 minutes of usage every time I went on line it dropped off line 22 minutes later.
    The only thing that stopped this was dropping the MSN ISP, paying back the $500.00 off and going to another ISP.

    Windows 8.1 automatically installed itself while updating windows.
    I did not want it.

    Thanks windows 8.1…thanks a floggin’ lot!

  • disgruntled

    I don’t even know how the revision got on my tablet. I sure dont remember saying I wanted it. If there is a way to get back to windows 8 in the future, let me be fist in line

  • Bill Catz

    WTF do I need an outlook/hotmail email to use my PC? I don’t want a microsoft email. For that I now need to wipe and reinstall everything. The reinstall will NOT be Windoze!!! Linux here I come.