1. fc000's Avatar
    After searching online and coming across a variety of conflicting methods to revert the W10 TP with statements like needing a recovery image, or other convoluted solutions, I stumbled upon the most straight-forward, simple way or going back to 8.1.

    In the Recovery section of the settings app, there's an extra option to "Revert to a previous version of Windows", or something like that. This is the same settings screen you go to if you want to "refresh" your OS, or do a clean wipe. I don't recall if there was an option to select when installing the preview to save your old OS, but if there's a "windows.old" folder on your C drive, this option may exist for you.

    Anyway, just posting this here in case there's anyone else out there who would like to revert/uninstall the Windows 10 tech preview on their Surface, or possibly other device, and go back to 8.1 in less than 10 minutes.

    ​The preview is great, but losing connected standby and having the battery drain horribly is a bit of a deal-breaker for me. It kind of defeats the purpose of the SP3.
    Moiz Mian likes this.
    01-26-2015 12:27 AM
  2. spasell's Avatar
    I downloaded it, tried to install, but it failed. Now, I keep getting a message that Technical Preview is ready to install. However, I do not want to install it, and in addition, I do not want to see this notification pop up. Do you or anyone know how to remove it so I do not see it?

    Like I said, I downloaded it, tried to install, twice, it failed, and now it keeps asking me to install it. I don't want to but want to get rid of the annoying message.

    01-26-2015 09:24 AM

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