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Three Ways to Uninstall Windows 8 Before It's Coming to An End

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

Microsoft has officially announced that it will cede any technical support for Windows 8 in late January, 2016. So, grasp the last chance to learn how to free uninstall Windows 8 before it's coming to an end, and join the most popular Windows operating system, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Make Preparations Before Uninstalling Windows 8 on Your Computer

To uninstall Windows 8 from your computer, don't take it in a rush. You have to do some preparatory work in advance. Backup important data by using free backup software, which helps eliminate worries of data loss mid the system uninstallation process. It's an imperative task to take care of any significant hard drive data, files and applications, as altering system from Windows 8 to Windows 7/8.1/10 is prone to cause data loss and file system corruption.

Now we introduces you the most user-friendly backup software, EaseUS Todo Backup, to do a complete backup of whatever you think important. And to ensure a risk-free and worry-free Windows 8 uninstallation on your computer. We recommend you prepare at least two copies of backup image on external storage media, for example, a USB flash drive and a memory card. Or if you got a cloud account, you can also backup large size files like photos, vedios and music to the cloud service.

It's a wizard-like Windows 8 backup program, and you can choose among the backup options as showcased in the following screenshot to get started.

EaseUS Todo Backup main window

Edit information of your backup image by giving a plan name and description. Then select a destination where you want to store the backup file. As we've said, you'd better save the backup image to more than one external storage devices to enhance protection.

edit a plan name and choose a destination for Windows 8 backup image

Three Optional Ways to Uninstall Windows 8

With secured backups of important Windows 8 data at hand, now it's time for you to uninstall Windows 8. Following are three optional ways to uninstall Windows 8, and choose any one of them that works the best for your own case.

1. Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 as a service pack for Windows 8 works in a familiar way for Windows 8 users. So if you refuse to accept too many changes on your operating system, go for Windows 8.1, which won't expire until January 10, 2023. So far, Windows 8.1 upgrade is free for Windows 8 users, and they can do the up gradation by going to Settings > Change PC settings > Update and recovery > Windows Update > Check now > Install. After the installation is complete, restart your PC and sign in.

2. Upgrade windows 8 to Windows 10

Actually, Microsoft is attempting to persuade users worldwide to upgrade their computers to Windows 10, and suspending the support for Windows 8 seems to be a trick to lure more people to join in Windows 10. But you can't just directly upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10, upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 at first, and then do a free and automatic upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

3. Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

You can also choose to downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7, the most popular operating system among users all over the world. It is said that the support for Windows 7 lasts until January 14, 2020. This might be a complex job because you have to uninstall Windows 8 and do a clean install of Windows 7.