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Downgrading from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 7 Pro


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#1 3ajku

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 01:21 PM

I know i is possible to do for free, but everyway i have tried online has not worked.



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 06:41 PM

I have answer your question multiple times there is only one way to restore your computer back to a previous version of Windows using the Windows.OLD folder.

 

 

How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971760

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 09:07 AM

No, you don't understand, im trying to use Windows 8 Pro Downgrade rights on an OEM Laptop to downgrade to windows 7 Pro for free. I know you can do it, but the guides i've found online do not seem to work for me.



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 02:16 PM

Install Windows 7 call Microsoft for Activation. Make sure your create recovery disks for Windows 8 first, if the computer didn't come with Install disks. You will also need to download all the drivers for your computer from the manufactures website. Many will be included with Windows but you won't know untill your done.

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 11:14 AM

No, you don't understand, im trying to use Windows 8 Pro Downgrade rights on an OEM Laptop to downgrade to windows 7 Pro for free. I know you can do it, but the guides i've found online do not seem to work for me.

Visit below link for microsoft website to understand downgrade rights.

 

 Understanding downgrade rights http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/licensing/sblicensing/Pages/downgrade_rights.aspx


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:02 PM

Just do what Sneakycyber has suggested.  It's really that simple.


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:15 AM

What the problem for me is i can't get to the phone activation part, i had used my old Win7 Pro key that is currently in use to try to get to that part, but it accepted the key, so right now i have to pcs running win 7 pro using the same key, both have a valid activation, although i don't know how long that will last.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:28 AM

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Unless this is a Windows 7 Volume License you are breaking the forum rule above.

 

This being the case, I can no longer help you. 


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

This topic is closed...if you have any questions about the closure, please pass such to me via PM.

 

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