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Windows 7: Using product keys to activate other editions


30 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Using product keys to activate other editions

Does anyone know if you can use a Windows 7 Professional product key to activate Windows 7 Home?

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30 Oct 2009   #2

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Short answer is NO. Use the key that came with win 7 Home.
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30 Oct 2009   #3

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

If you convert your media to Pro and reinstall, you can activate it.

but why do you have a product key for Pro without the media?
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30 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Sorry I didn't explain my motivation better. I'm having driver issues that might be related to the extra Pro features, so I am thinking of downgrading to Home. I have a Pro product key, not a Home one.
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30 Oct 2009   #5

 
 

I've been using Ultimate RTM without activating, and bought Home Premium, will I be able to just enter the key and downgrade? or will I have to reinstall?

I've read the thing about this pertaining to the RC and other earlier editions, but was wondering if it was the same for an actual copy of windows.
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30 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Your keys are valid for one version, and only that version.
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30 Oct 2009   #7

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jermrev
I'm having driver issues that might be related to the extra Pro features
doubtful, but what kind of driver issues?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vand3537 View Post
or will I have to reinstall?
yes
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30 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

[quote=sup3rsprt;343561]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jermrev
I'm having driver issues that might be related to the extra Pro features
doubtful, but what kind of driver issues?

See my other posts regarding Windows 7 freezing following log in, but working fine in Safe Mode
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