How to Uninstall or Remove Windows 8 From a Dual-Boot

Restoring The Boot Loader:

This applies to everyone who needs to uninstall Windows 8 from both the classic dual-boot, as well as the VHD method.

1. Since we will be removing Windows 8, the first thing you will need to do is boot into your Windows 7. Download and Install EasyBCD from Softpedia.Once downloaded and install Double click to run.

2. On the left hand side you will see a button labeled “Edit Boot Menu” click it to get started.

3. Select the entry named “Windows 8 Developer Preview” once you have it highlighted click the delete button. You will be prompted with a confirmation message, Click ”yes”.

4. Since Windows 7 is going to be the only operating system, select the radio button labeled “Skip the boot menu” under the Timeout Options.

5. You can now click the Save Settings button. To check that the changes have been made, you should reboot, you should boot straight into Windows 7.

If you used the classic method, the next section applies to you, if you used the VHD method skip to the last section.

This next section only applies to those of you who dual-booted using Classic Dual-Boot:

1. We still need to Delete the partition you created for windows 8. This can be done through the Disk Management right click My Computer / Computer then Click on Manage from context menu.

Note: After completing the following any information or data that you had in Windows 8 will be lost.

2. Right click on the drive in the list and click on the Delete Volume option in the context menu. You will be prompted and warned that all data will be lost, select yes to continue.

3. You should now see that you have an empty partition denoted by its black header.

4. Now right click on the the partition the partition with the blue header, and select Extend Volume from the context menu.

5. This will open a wizard, you don’t have to change any settings so just click next, next, finish. Once you have completed that you

This next section only applies to those of you who dual-booted using a VHD.

The only thing that you have to do is to delete the VHD File, from the root of your C: Drive.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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