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Not really downgrading but going back

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    Windows 7

    Not really downgrading but going back


    OK, so my main system is Windows 7 Ultimate, retail version.

    I also have/had a 2nd, older system with Vista Ultimate, retail version.

    On the Vista system I upgraded to Windows 8 but soon had second thoughts. Why give up a expensive and well functioning retail version for a cheap not moveable upgrade? Click image for larger version

    When I start using Windows 8 I should buy a retail version, or personal license as I think it's called now, Retail/personal versions is the thing I feel most comfortable with so that is the best way to go for me.

    My question is this:

    Can I, and am I allowed, to go back to Vista by simply do a clean install on the old system and wiping out the Windows 8 upgrade in the process or is my Vista license considered used up because it was used for an upgrade?

    I'm perfectly happy with the fact that the money I spent on the upgrade is lost, it was not very costly.

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    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Can I, and am I allowed, to go back to Vista by simply do a clean install on the old system and wiping out the Windows 8 upgrade in the process
    Yes.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    Sounds good. I will mark this thread as solved and come back if I encounter any obstacles.

    Thank you!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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