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Migrate Win7HP -> Win8Pro -> Win7Pro ?

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    Migrate Win7HP -> Win8Pro -> Win7Pro ?

    Hello guys,

    I'm running Windows 7 HP OEM and plan to upgrade to Win7Pro, mainly due to domain connect possibility.

    Is it formally and technically possible to do a trick:
    First, upgrade from Win7HP OEM to Win8Pro OEM (using the offer for 39,99 USD: ),
    and next, downgrade from Win8Pro to Win7Pro?

    Thats because it would be a cheaper way than upgrading from Win7HP to Win7Pro directly.


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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    How is that cheaper? I think you will still have to buy Windows 7 Pro? I think you will find that downgrade rights from Windows 8 only applies to a new PC purchased with Windows 8 Pre installed. Going from Windows 8 to Windows 7 will require a reinstall too.
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