After Microsoft released Windows 8.1, millions of customers rushed to update their existing Windows 8 operating system, eager to see what the update has to offer. Not too long after they installed it, those same customers wished they thought their decision through, as Windows 8.1 basically proved to be a bust with its bugs and issues.
Microsoft came to be in the middle of the crossfire because only a few days after they released Windows 8.1, they announced that this was in fact just a customer preview, instead of the final product that everyone thought they downloaded. Many eyebrows were raised, many very bad comments left, but there was not much Microsoft could do, but promise that the final product will take care of all the problems.
If you are not really willing to sit around and wait for the improved versions, you can always opt out to get back to Windows 8 and uninstall Windows 8.1. There are a few ways to get back to the type of operating system you used before 8.1, and the quickness of this process will depend on how you upgraded your system in the first place.
In case you already had Windows 8 installed and you decided it was time for a free upgrade, your process of recovering from 8.1 will actually be quite easy to maneuver. All you need is to go to the System Restore option and set everything to get your system to Windows 8 and you’re ready to go. One thing to note is that you will require a bootable Windows 8 disk for the process to run smoothly.
Things are a bit more complicated if you jumped to 8.1 from some older version of Windows. In order to reboot your system, you need to know that you will lose some data in the process. This will basically be a regular process of complete formatting and then reinstalling the operating system of your choice. If you need to take these steps, know that they will take longer than the first option we wrote about, but it will get you rid of Windows 8, which probably gave you much more grievance than your pervious systems.