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Windows 7: Home Premium

26 Mar 2010   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Home Premium

I have 7 Home Preiuem and would like to download virtual PC, if i download it and Say that i have before it asks to download will it still work on my PC or is there some sort of speical thing in pro and Ulitmate?


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26 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Only Professional and higher have access to XP Mode, but you can still install VirtualPC in the home versions.

Is this what you are looking for?
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26 Mar 2010   #3
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Is there someway i could get it without having to buy a Windows XP cd?
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26 Mar 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Not legally anyway.
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26 Mar 2010   #5
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Virtual PC itself will work, but not XP Mode, unless you supply your own CD. From there, just install the Integration Features.
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26 Mar 2010   #6
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Why If you want XP, Downgrade? Just use any Windows XP Home edition CD as it's the only one can be downgraded for Home Premium then phone Microsoft, Give them your 7 Home premium Product key. Where is yours? It should be on the packet of 7 home premium and be like this XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX and they will give you one for XP. Borrow a mates CD if you have to. and just install the cd and don't use thier product key. Only the one microsoft gives you.
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26 Mar 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
Why If you want XP, Downgrade? Just use any Windows XP Home edition CD as it's the only one can be dograded for Home Premium the phone Microsoft, Give them your 7 Home premium Product key. Where is yours? It should be on the packet of 7 home premium and be like this XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX and they will give you one for XP. Borrow a mates CD if you have to. and just install the cd and don't use thier product key. Only the one microsoft gives you.
Sorry but that won't work.

Unfortunately, Windows 7 Home Premium does not have the downgrade rights granted to Vista Professional.

Good thought though!
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26 Mar 2010   #8
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
Is there someway i could get it without having to buy a Windows XP cd?
Downgrade from homepremium to XP Home Edition or Create two partitions one 7 Home and other XP Home? you can still get XP Home Edition and XP Professional or XP Mediacenter Edition (Legal Versions of Ebay) or (legit ones of Newegg) at very good prices. Why do you want XP anyway?
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26 Mar 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The truth is you cannot get an XP license in exchange for a Windows 7 license.

He will need to either buy a copy of XP off of eBay or Newegg or someplace, or buy Windows 7 Professional and get access to a free virtual XP machine.
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26 Mar 2010   #10
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
The truth is you cannot get an XP license in exchange for a Windows 7 license.

He will need to either buy a copy of XP off of eBay or Newegg or someplace, or buy Windows 7 Professional and get access to a free virtual XP machine.
Sorry you are wrong!!!! I was a bit confused you can get Windows 7 Professional or ultimate and downgrade to Windows XP Professional. see this YouTube - Windows 7 Downgrade Tutorial Linus Tech Tips This also works with Enterprise aswell. It can also be done with Windows 7 Home premium to Windows XP Home Edition Only. I have done it at work and at home. bit more of a problem though Microsoft, They say it can't be done but with a bit of a struggle it can be done.
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