Yes windows 8 even calls some of its messages toasts I see..
Normally, if you want it to not be permanent, you need to install as a multi
boot system when it shoves in another partition and makes one primary.
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"Andy Burns" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Can you be more specific about the "trial" you downloaded? I ask as
Windows releases do not usually allow you to revert and I'd be very
surprised if you can now. And MS usually make this pretty clear. Eg
the Windows 8 release preview carries a pretty clear warning:
"Important: If you decide to go back to your previous operating system,
you'll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that
came with your PC, which is typically DVD media. If you don't have
recovery media, you might be able to create it from a recovery partition
on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. Check the
support section of your PC manufacturer's website for more information.
After you install Windows 8, you won't be able to use the recovery
partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows."
Let me get this right. Microsoft have given you a Windows 8 trial that
will at some point expire. At this point you either have to pay for the
release version or your PC will be useless because there is no facility
for returning to XP. Nice.
I can't say that's wrong but I saw it rather as MS giving me a free
trial of Windows 8 which I have installed on an old, spare hard drive to
see what I think of it, while I continue to be able to use my XP system
as before. And, as I and Brian indicated, they do make it pretty clear
that if anyone just installs over their current OS there'll be no going
Its a preview.
They tell you to make sure you can revert using whatever method you like
before you install it.
Its like linux, they don't provide a method to revert either.
You either reinstall or restore a backup.
More denbollocks(tm). Linux distros are available that are designed
explicitly for those who want to try before they commit irrevocably to a
full install of the OS. These distros offer fully reversible options such
as live CDs, installations that run only from ram disk or dual boot.
OK, but I installed Ubuntu from a live disc, after making a new
partition or two, to make a dual boot Win 7 64-bit (spit) system, but
there was no easy way to remove the Ubuntu OS after I found that it did
not work well with the hardware, and kept crashing. I had to delete the
Ubuntu partition and repair the Win boot sector / manager using a
Windows 7 64-bit install disc downloaded from M$. But then I'm not fully
up to speed with computer terminology and may have got it all wrong...
None of the things mentioned were an upgrade that could be rolled back
Even the dual boot would require manual changes.
Live CDs are pretty useless too.
JGF pendrive linux if you want a live boot USB stick with persistent memory,
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