How to uninstall “Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Evaluation”?

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Jun 2, 2019
Please can somebody help me: I have tried everything for months to uninstall “Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Evaluation” from my PC (and turn back to Windows 10 pro). Apparently, there’s no “uninstall” button in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Evaluation. Probably I will have to go back to “factory settings” and install Windows 10 pro afterwards. But how is that possible? When I follow the normal procedures (Settings -> Update & Secutity -> Recovery… etc.) I'm being blocked by error messages like “There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes were made”. It seems that all normal procedures in Windows 10 for resetting the PC back to “factory settings” dosen’t work as long as Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Evaluation is installed. Does anyone have a solution?


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Oct 8, 2017
Yeppoon, QLD, Australia.
I would load up your Win10 Pro install media (USB or DVD) and install a fresh version.
during that process it should ask about your partitions, delete them all and that will remove all previous data and give you a clean slate for the reload.


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Jul 19, 2016
Sydney, Australia
You could also restore a system backup you made before installing the evaluation. Hopefully you have made backups?

Have you looked in add/remove programs/turn windows features on or off?


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Sep 9, 2016
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