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    Installed Windows 10 preview, now I want to reinstall Windows 8

    I installed the Windows 10 preview as I wanted to test it out. Now I'd like to restore the device to Windows 8 so I can take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 when it gets released.

    Is there a recovery partition on the device that would allow me to reset the device to manufacturer's settings? I tried looking for a serial number but it looks like it's no longer provided with new devices. I did enter the boot loader (F9 I believe) and there were options to recover the device but I wasn't sure if that would simply refresh my Windows 10 installation or if it'll give me Windows 8 back.

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    Does disk management show the recovery partition? Sometimes installing the preview can remove the recovery partition depending on how you do it. If you "refresh", you will only get back 10. You should have an option to factory reset, which will use the recovery partition. It will delete all your configurations and data files so you should do the proper backups.

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    Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows
    After you install Windows 10 Insider Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket_Scientist View Post
    Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows
    After you install Windows 10 Insider Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.
    Weeeell crap. Is there anyway to factory reset the device so I can upgrade to Windows 10 when it gets officially released?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmai77 View Post
    Weeeell crap. Is there anyway to factory reset the device so I can upgrade to Windows 10 when it gets officially released?
    You can install the 8.1 iso from usb here:

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    Make sure you have updated drivers from the Asus support page for the T100 model you have ready if you need them.

    Update your 8.1 and you should get an invitation icon for 10 on your taskbar where you can register or you can manually register.

    All you will lose is the Asus bloatware, which wasn't much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiat_lux View Post
    You can install the 8.1 iso from usb here:

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    Make sure you have updated drivers from the Asus support page for the T100 model you have ready if you need them.

    Update your 8.1 and you should get an invitation icon for 10 on your taskbar where you can register or you can manually register.

    All you will lose is the Asus bloatware, which wasn't much.
    Hope that works, because the link you provided says the following:
    If you're running Windows 8.1 with Bing, contact your device manufacturer for info on how to get installation media for your edition of Windows.



    Quote Originally Posted by xmai77 View Post
    Weeeell crap. Is there anyway to factory reset the device so I can upgrade to Windows 10 when it gets officially released?
    You likely will be able to update the Windows 10 Insider Preview to Win10 RTM. No need at this time to go back to Win8.1 with Bing.
    Last edited by Rocket_Scientist; 06-10-2015 at 10:37 AM.
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    By the way, my T100TA also has "Windows 8.1 with Bing". How does this release differ from the 'standard' Windows 8. Home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PauloBR View Post
    By the way, my T100TA also has "Windows 8.1 with Bing". How does this release differ from the 'standard' Windows 8. Home?
    This can be answered with a Google search.
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    Thanks for nothing. BTW, I don't use Google.
    Last edited by PauloBR; 06-11-2015 at 07:30 AM.

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