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snewman24
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Rollback the 8.1 upgrade back to Windows 8.0??

I have a Toshiba Satellite that came pre-installed with WIN 8, and I've just upgraded to 8.1. Unfortunately,  I use a USB device with a security chip that no longer recognizes the USB ports. The device maker says that either the security chip maker, or Microsoft needs to come up with a solution,. So.......can I easily revert back to Win8 using the so-called hidden partition, or was that hidden partition modified by the WIN 8.1 upgrade ?? I didn't make recovery discs until AFTER the upgrade. So, are the recovery discs I made now Win 8.1 discs, or did the laptop use the hidden partition and make win 8 discs with the original WIN8 that was pre-installed??

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Rollback the 8.1 upgrade back to Windows 8.0??

The recovery discs are the same. That's because the recovery partition is still the same. So you can restore to factory directly from the partition.

 

   Settings > Change PC settings > Update and recovery tab > Recovery tab > Refresh your PC without affecting your files

-Jerry
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snewman24
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Re: Rollback the 8.1 upgrade back to Windows 8.0??

Thanks Jerry. I'll give it a try.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Rollback the 8.1 upgrade back to Windows 8.0??

Good luck!

-Jerry