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Understanding Downgrade Rights Windows 8


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#1 Lessynz

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:25 AM

I have seen a lot of complaints about Windows 8, and I wanted to take the time to inform those of you who don't care for it that it does carry downgrade rights, and you can downgrade back to your lovely Windows 7. I hope this helps out some of my fellow PC/OS users that are so disgruntled about the Windows 8 OS. :-)

 

Understanding Downgrade Rights

http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=k5qX4ONHHK0

 



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#2 battyhippie

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:12 AM

The unfortunate part about the "down grade" rights, you need the Pro version of Windows 8.1. I, for one can not do that because I have the home version of 8.1.

 

I'm just waiting for 9, think I shall skip 8.1 SP 1, unless it is free...



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:15 AM

Aw I am sorry to hear that. I get all the OSs from school for about $50, and all versions of Office hit me for no more than $70. Being a student has it's perks. 



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

Yup! That's where my son got his deals on Microsoft, being in college.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:41 AM

It can benefit others as well lol. I am going to tinker with this Chrome OS and see what potential it has for the future lol.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

Or you could purchase a new HP system, preloaded with Windows 7 now. :thumbup2:



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:10 AM

lol way to go!!  :clapping:  :bananas:  :bounce:  :guitar:



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:19 AM

You gotta wonder whether HP is thumbing its nose at Microsoft, or Microsoft is kowtowing to customer complaints...






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