Posted 11/26/2012 08:33 (#2717699 - in reply to #2717207) Subject: RE: uninstalling windows 8 ?
East central Iowa
Windows 8 is the operating system. If you format the drive it, along with everything else will be gone. I'm not up on 8 but if you upgraded to it I suppose there is a possibility that it is uninstallable and you can return to XP. I've my doubts about that though.
I would save all my important files, uninstall my programs and some might require that you deactivate them. I would suggest though that you use Belarc Advisor to note the Keys in use on each.
Then install XP and ALL the updates to get to SP3.