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Solved Not really downgrading but going back


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#1
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? nono.gif

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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    n/a
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz 3MB
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Pro B3, S1155 P67
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce GT 240 1GB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

SIW2

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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2
#3
Sounds good. I will mark this thread as solved and come back if I encounter any obstacles.

Thank you!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    n/a
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz 3MB
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Pro B3, S1155 P67
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce GT 240 1GB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky