How to uninstall preview?

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by qavorq, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. qavorq

    qavorq Honorable Member

    Jun 9, 2009
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    For some time now run a dual boot pc for some time now with Win 7 and Win 10 tech preview. I have upgraded to Win 10. So now what I want to do is uninstall the tech preview and the boot menu. I could just format the tech preview drive but would that leave my boot up clean with just the Win 10 booting straight up?
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Jul 4, 2015
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    You will want to delete the boot entry out of the BCD store in addition to deleting the partition. Becareful not to delete the main boot entry. I would delete the entry before formatting the partition as in the boot entry should point to the bootloader by partition name Example
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.efi

    If your preview is on partition D then delete the BOOT LOADER entry and not the boot manager entry.

    To delete
    • Open an elevated command prompt (Win Key type cmd, right click the cmd icon Run As Administrator
    • Next you will want to list your boot entries, type bcdedit /v
    • Locate the identifer GUID that is for your preview install
    • Type bcded /delete {big-long-guid-number-plus-curly-brackets} /f
    • Now you either reboot and test that it boots straight into your upgraded Windows 10
    • Format preview partition
    • Expand your Upgraded partition
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Are you leaving the Preview program.. If so, you may want to stop the preview builds so the machine can reboot and change that configuration.

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