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Need to downgrade windows 8 non-pro that was preinstalled


strgt

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I need to downgrade and in my search for a way to return to windows 7 Ive come across these downgrade rights for windows 8 professional. My thoughts are to upgrade to pro using my school email for $40 then downgrading to 7 but I dont see mention of this option to downgrade anywhere. This seems like my cheapest option, otherwise I will have to buy a copy of 7 brand new and do a clean install. Is the option to downgrade only available on machines with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled, and if so why???


...and yes, im sure I want to go back to 7 as the programs I use most frequently for school and are given to me by my university only work on windows 7.


This is the link to downgrade rights:
Understanding downgrade rights
 

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gazz9496

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i'm not sure about the downgrade options, it was usually part of some systems that came with 7 pro to downgrade to xp for business reasons, but that didn't come with every 7 pro system.

buying windows 7 may be your only option.
 

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FuturDreamz

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I'd say to call Microsoft directly and ask them. They should tell you how to do it.
 

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theog

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