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Windows 7: downgrading from Win 10

13 Oct 2016   #21
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicJest View Post
Classic Shell was the first thing I installed this morning! Can't live without it!

I bought an XP disk just before MS quit supporting XP, but I never used it and ended up giving it away. However, I don't have any recovery for my Win 7 computer, so perhaps you're right and I should hold onto Win 7 when it comes...just in case.
Depending on what you are getting and where you are getting it from, the Windows 7 disks may not be usable on any other system than the HP you have. If you are getting the disk(s) from HP as a downgrade rights option it will likely be a type of recovery disk that will only be valid on the HP system it applies to.

Of course if you are getting a regular OEM disk and Key then that will work on any hardware (but of course can only be used on the hardware it's first used on


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13 Oct 2016   #22
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

If your old computer has a Win 7 COA stick with a key, you can do a fresh Win install using a Win 7 Installation disk.
you can download the iso from here: Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

With the Win 7 disk that you are receiving I think that it will have all you need to install on the new (Win 8) computer.
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