So, yes I foolishly upgraded my Windows 8 Pro machine to the Windows 8.1 preview without really reading that you cannot upgrade to 8.1 RTM when the time comes. The machine I did this on was originally a Windows 7 Home Premium system which was upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, then to 8.1 preview.
I want to somehow 'trick' this 8.1 preview machine into thinking it is Windows 7, so I can upgrade to Windows 8 and avoid the hassle of backing everything up and reinstalling. I'm sure it could be possible. Does anyone have any idea how? Thanks.