I have a computer that is to be decommissioned here at the office, which is to say that it will no longer be used for work. The computer is to be given to a local school. The problem now is that it has been running Windows 7 Enterprise, and the license will expire in a few months.
According to this site, http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/briefs/downgrade-rights.aspx, Enterprise can be downgraded into Professional. However I can't seem to find a way to do this. Is this a free service, or do I have to purchase the license again?
Customers licensed for use of Windows 7 Enterprise are generally licensed for Windows 7 Professional, which can be downgraded to Windows Vista Business, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 3.51, Windows 98, or Windows 95 operating system. You would not, however, be able to downgrade to Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 7 Home Premium, or other consumer (Full Packaged Product – FPP) versions of Windows as they are different product editions and not prior versions of Windows 7 Professional.
I have a legitimate Win 7-Ultimate license on my own computer, but I do not have the install CD for it (at the moment).
Edited by Insp. Bumstead, 16 July 2012 - 08:41 AM.