Is there an easy way to roll back to 8.1?

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    Frankly, I'm not impressed with 10. It's pretty much 7 that can run metro apps. And when in tablet mode, it's just auto-full screen windows.

    I think I'll be skipping 10.

    What's the easiest way to going back to 8.1?
     
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    Moving this thread to the Windows 10 forum. Some forum searching will bring up a dozen or more threads on rolling back (issues).
     
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    first of all. it's not really finished for tablets yet, so don't jump to conclusions until it's finished.

    2nd, go to settings, update and recovery, advanced options, view your update history and see if you have an option to uninstall the latest preview build.
     
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    I did. I went from build 100... to 9926. Now nothing works. When I try to go back further, it says some files are missing.

    When I try to update to 100... again, I get error 0x80070103. Can't go forward. Can't go backward.

    My question is why would MS make another version of windows 7? They should have named this version of windows 7.1. This is what happens when whiners get what they want.

    Let's all go back to hammer and chisel.
     
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    If you really like Windows 8.x so much Windows 10 can be made to work pretty much the same way.
     
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    First of all, I have a bigger problem to solve right now. I'm stuck in 9926 with absolutely no way to move forward or backward. All attempts at updating gives me error 0x80070103. Start menu button doesn't work. Notification button on the bottom right doesn't work.
     
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    Can you link me to your search result?

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    Just link me to your search results.

    I was promised a windows 10, not a windows 7.1.
     
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    First of all it's a long way from being Windows 7 as you claim. And posting results from a search doesn't actually work with a link. You will need to sort through the Windows 10 forum.
     
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    IE full screen for "tablet mode" is the same as IE on 7. It's 7 that can run metro apps in windows. Sure, system menus are moved around, but everything else is 7. I have not seen anything that differentiates this from 7. I bet that if I take this to work and show people, they'll believe me if I tell them this is 7.

    I'm pissed off that MS killed off probably the most ergonomic design ever and revert back to the old 7 design.

    I'll try to keep an open mind, but for now I'm leaning toward skipping windows 7.1.
     
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