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Windows 7: Win7 ultimate installed, downgrade to Pro?

15 Apr 2011   #31
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

That's good news.

What was it that got the workaround running?


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15 Apr 2011   #32
slizza

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

well i did disk clean up and removed all the junk I had, then mounted the disc using power iso with "auto mount" selected and the cd started to run !
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15 Apr 2011   #33
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Aha, as suspected some remnants of uninstalled SP1 were interfering until cleaned up.

Glad it worked.
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1 Week Ago   #34
agathanggeloua

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I'm having exactly the same issue, (it's currently running Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1, which I don't have a key for) and the workaround isn't working for some reason. I've tried the registry edit to Home Premium (which I do have a key for) but it still doesn't seem to be tricked, it still knows it's running ultimate when I try the repair install. Could it be something to do with it being 64 bit? Does that require a different name in the registry?
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1 Week Ago   #35
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

There are two keys which must be changed in regedit while it is Run as Admin, and read exactly HOMEPREMIUM for the EditionID, and Windows 7 HOMEPREMIUM for the ProductName.

If there is a Product ID present I would back it up and then delete it since it is not present in any of the successful workarounds I've seen done over the years.
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1 Week Ago   #36
agathanggeloua

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Deleted the Product ID as you said, and made the changes but I still get this:


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1 Week Ago   #37
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you reboot the PC after the regedit?
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1 Week Ago   #38
agathanggeloua

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, should I have?
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1 Week Ago   #39
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Possibly
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1 Week Ago   #40
agathanggeloua

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried it after a restart, same problem.
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