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Windows 7: Switching over from Win 8 to Win 7

04 Apr 2013   #1

64 bit Win 8
Switching over from Win 8 to Win 7

I've had enough of "getting used to" Win 8. I am going to instal Win 7 and get 8 off my laptop. The question is whether to go with Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack (Software) or Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack.
I am not a builder, just an end user. I have read where someone had trouble when he installed 7 over 8 but used the home edition and when he changed out the hard disc it wouldn't let him reinstall 7. I don't mind paying the extra if its needed but I do not want a lot of extra gear meant for system builders.
Any help or ideas are greatly appreciated.

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04 Apr 2013   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hiya pal and welcome to the forums ...

OEM is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale.

Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings.
But here's the comparison between the different versions

Compare Windows 7 Editions
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04 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

If you want to keep your files going from windows 8 to windows 7 take a look at the link below

How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder
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05 Apr 2013   #4

64 bit Win 8

Thank you for clarifying that for me. I'll be making a purchase today....
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05 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You should get retail, you`d get a year of support with Microsoft.
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05 Apr 2013   #6

64 bit Win 8

I did, I went through Amazon, I'll have it today...I live near them...
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