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can i downgrade?

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    windows 8 consumer preview

    can i downgrade?


    is there anyway possible that i can go back to w7 ultimate? just downgrade from the consumer preview. so many things don't work for me the way their supposed to.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    I would have to say no you cant, but there are some pretty smart guys on here, so keep your fingers crossed, you never know, someone might just be able to help you.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    What are the tools you have - images, recovery partition, installation disc ?? We'll have to take it from there.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 8
    windows 8 consumer preview


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    What are the tools you have - images, recovery partition, installation disc ?? We'll have to take it from there.
    i have nothing.
    i just want w7 ultimate back
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Looks like you are well prepared - LOL. Here is what you do. Download the Ultimate .iso from this site. Burn it to DVD and install with that. Activate it with the Product Key that is on the COA sticker on your box. Make sure you first save all your data to an external drive or another partition.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 8
    windows 8 consumer preview


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Looks like you are well prepared - LOL. Here is what you do. Download the Ultimate .iso from this site. Burn it to DVD and install with that. Activate it with the Product Key that is on the COA sticker on your box. Make sure you first save all your data to an external drive or another partition.
    lol like i still have the box.

    can i use the product id that i have when i go to the control center?
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  7. #7


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Not the packaging box - by box I mean your desktop or laptop. On laptops the COA sticker is on the bottom, on desktops it is usually in the back.

    The product id is no good for activation. You need the 25 digit product key.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 8
    windows 8 consumer preview


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Not the packaging box - by box I mean your desktop or laptop. On laptops the COA sticker is on the bottom, on desktops it is usually in the back.

    The product id is no good for activation. You need the 25 digit product key.
    oh okay, found that. and you said something about putting my things on another partition, what do you mean by that? sorry, not the best at this. i just want to keep everything the way it is.
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  9. #9


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You have to save your data. Best for you is a USB stick that is large enough or an external disk. Forget the partition. That is probably too complicated for you.
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  10. #10


    You'd be better off contacting your manufacturer and buying the recovery disc. It isn't any easier than that.
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