Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro to home premium

04 Jul 2010   #1
Androidman

 
 
Windows 7 Pro to home premium

I've been using win7 pro edition, but recently i reformatted, set up etc etc (took almost a week to get everything working)

Now it is but I can't find my product key, i phoned around but i don't have proof of purchase so they want me to pay for it.

I currently have home premium only rubbish PC downstairs- i want to use home premium on my good PC which currently is running professional (with 20 days left)
However i can't just simply downgrade, i have to reformat!

Is there anyway in which i could take a fully system snapshot (wallpapers and everything) install home premium then put that system onto home premium?

i really can't be bothered to sit there installing everything one by one and making all my settings the same again like rocketdock settings.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Androidman View Post
I've been using win7 pro edition, but recently i reformatted, set up etc etc (took almost a week to get everything working)

Now it is but I can't find my product key, i phoned around but i don't have proof of purchase so they want me to pay for it.

I currently have home premium only rubbish PC downstairs- i want to use home premium on my good PC which currently is running professional (with 20 days left)
However i can't just simply downgrade, i have to reformat!

Is there anyway in which i could take a fully system snapshot (wallpapers and everything) install home premium then put that system onto home premium?

i really can't be bothered to sit there installing everything one by one and making all my settings the same again like rocketdock settings.
While you can use the easy transfer wizard to import MOST of youR files and settings, it wont give you all of them and may end up in having to be clean installed anyway. there is no way I know of to downgrade like that.

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Jul 2010   #4
Androidman

 
 

i've done that!
but the backup gave me professional again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

You can accomplish what you want using the popular workaround which many beta testers used to in-place Upgrade their Ultimate beta to paid lesser versions.

What you specifically want to do is change the two registry keys shown to HOMEPREMIUM and Windows 7 HOMEPREMIUM (exactly as typed) so that the installer is tricked into thinking it is doing a same-version Repair Install which is always allowed. Then run a Repair Install with the HP DVD or files from desktop to change your Pro version to Home Premium while leaving all of your programs, files and settings in place.
Windows 7 Pro to home premium-regkeys.png

If you need to unlock all versions in the Pro DVD to use Home Premium, extract the ISO using ImgBurn, then run the ei.cfg removal tool and burn all-versions DVD: http://lifehacker.com/5438005/eicfg-...windows-7-disc

Afterward, insert your Upgrade or Full Retail Home Premium version Product Key at activation link at Computer>Properties.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 Pro to home premium




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Performance comparison btw. Windows 7 Home Basic versus Home Premium
Hi Please advice on the performance comparison between - Windows 7 Home Basic versus - Windows 7 Home Premium assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM. Just a hearsay...that Windows 7 Home Basic is lagging behind Windows 7 Home Premium in terms of performance assuming if both uses the...
Performance & Maintenance
BSOD after upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium
Hi, I've been having BSOD problems(I don't actually see a BSOD the power just goes off) ever since I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium. It occasionally happens during start-up or randomly(no specific program or website) at other times. It will also occasionally freeze and then...
BSOD Help and Support
windows xp sp3 home edition and windows 7 home premium dual boot
hi im using desktop pc windows xp sp3 home edition on c/drive and i have windows 7 home premium on d/partition dual boot i like windows 7 how do i remove xp from my pc when screen boots up i get choice whether i want to start windows 7 or earlier version
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 from home basic to home premium
hello all, i m using a dell inspiron m101z notebook which has windows 7 home basic prebuilt. now i got a very new win7 home premium dvd. and since yes i m not very good in all this computer stuff i have opened my own topic so that things bcom clearer to me. i want to install home premium so...
Installation & Setup
student download vista home premium to 7 home premium
I have the student download of windows 7 home premium and after downloading and starting installation, it isnt compatible to upgrade from vista home premium. So do I have to burn some sort of dvd for installation, or can i just install from the download i was told to save on my desktop and let it...
Installation & Setup
Upgrade Vista Home Premium --> 7 Home Premium --> 7 Pro
I was wondering -- I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade when it was 1/2 price in July. I can also purchase Windows 7 Professional through the Ultimate Steal here in Canada. I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. I really don't want to do a clean install. After I...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App