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Windows 7: Downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to original OS

27 Jun 2010   #1
Andi95

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to original OS

Dear visitors,

I was wondering, when I upgraded my pc from Win 7 Home Premium to Win 7 Ultimate, if I could downgrade it back to the original Home version if I wanted to later?

Thanks for your help in advance,

Andreas


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27 Jun 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi Andi95, Welcome to SevenForums!

There are a couple of routes you could possibly go here... If your computer has a recovery partition, you could restore the computer to its factory default, though you would get all the bloat ware too. If you have the actual install disc, you can perform a custom install, but you would have to format the disc first, then reinstall... Hope this helps!
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27 Jun 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

There is a reporetd reg hack to downgrade. It basically involves fooling win7 into thinking its a different edition.

Hack to In-Place “Downgrade” from Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional to Less Premium Editions My Digital Life

The reverse hack, that of upgrading in non-MS-supported scenarios using this trick is more widely known.
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27 Jun 2010   #4
Andi95

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

@Tews

This is a brand-new pc, without a recovery disc. The back-up partition has not yet been made.
I actually thought there is an easier way of doing this. I only want to upgrade it to Ultimate, so no full install.

Thanks,

Andreas
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27 Jun 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Before you any think with new PC make your Recovery Disks.

If you would like to upgrade you can use the anytime upgrade.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Windows 7 - Microsoft Windows

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is neeed.
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27 Jun 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If it is a new computer you should have the option to make recovery discs in case you want to revert to Home Premium...
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27 Jun 2010   #7
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go to Control Panel>System and Security>Backup and Restore and create a system image. You can save the image to an external hard disk, another partition on the same hard disk or burn it to a DVD. This will give you a system image that when restored will put the computer back to the exact state of the way it is when the image was made. Then you can upgrade to Ultimate. If you ever wanted to go back to Home Premium, you could then put in your Windows 7 disk, or create a system repair disc and put that in, restart and choose the option to restore the system from an image and then follow the instructions.
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27 Jun 2010   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Just curious....why would you WANT or need to do this?
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28 Jun 2010   #9
Andi95

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

@ MAcGyvr,

Because I don't want it in English and my parents are using that pc more, but they don't properly understand and read English.

Andreas
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29 Jun 2010   #10
Andi95

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

oops, I did not mention yet that the original was English, but I need it in Dutch, which I have ready for installation.

Andreas
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