Windows 10 has some of the best-looking features to provide you with a user-friendly interface but still, if you don’t like the concept and want to revert back to Windows 8.1, it’s never too late. Windows 8.1 had a unique interface and some people liked it the most among all versions of Windows. Unfortunately, if you are looking for an automatic way of downgrading to Windows 8.1, that’s not possible. However, you can follow this method to manually go back to the older version once you have made a proper backup of your data.
Get The Installation Media
Once you have made a proper backup for your important data, it’s time to get the installation media for Windows itself. Talking particularly about the Windows 8.1, Microsoft has given a download service that allows you to send the installation files to a new DVD, or a bootable flash drive.
Make sure that you’ve got the product key for your installation key for your Windows pack as using pirated version is illegal and will ultimately result in costing your data. The rest of the method is explained in the section below.
Installing Windows 8.1
- Insert the Windows CD/DVD or the bootable flash drive into your PC and restart it
- After the reboot, you’ll get a black screen asking you to press any key to boot from CD/DVD so do as it says
- After that, follow the on-screen instructions like selecting the language, making partitions etc. and the installation will begin as usual
Remember to format all disk partitions and create new ones according to a number of bytes that you want.
Once all the process is done, Windows 8.1 will begin its first bootup process. During the installations, your screen may flicker or the system may reboot several times. You just wait and watch your PC being refreshed. At the end, you’ll see a login screen where you can enter your username and password and click “Finish.”