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Windows 7: Downgrading Windows 7 from Pro to Home

13 Jun 2016   #1
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Downgrading Windows 7 from Pro to Home

I have W7 Pro installed. Can I fresh install W7 Home using the existing key....?

I am not a developer and do not need W7 Pro,
also my PC is getting older and it may run better with W7 Home.


Thanks,
-BBDS


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13 Jun 2016   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

No, you need a different key for Home.

The Pro features are minimal, no reason to change to Home and no, it won't run better with Home, sorry.
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13 Jun 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 



Why would you want to go from Pro to Home ?
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14 Jun 2016   #4
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I thought there were so many additional tools/programs installed on the Pro version
that I can get a better performance by using a simpler version of W7.

You answered my question.

Thank you,
-BBDS
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14 Jun 2016   #5
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

No you will not get better performance with home rather than pro, you would need a key for home, and a clean install would be required.
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20 Jun 2016   #6
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyboyds View Post
I thought there were so many additional tools/programs installed on the Pro version
that I can get a better performance by using a simpler version of W7.

You answered my question.

Thank you,
-BBDS
Take a look at this comparison chart

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window...mparison_chart
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