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26 Mar 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Maybe, but let's stay on topic.

There is no way to get XP for free unless you have the Professional or higher version.

I doubt trading in your Windows 7 license is advantageous at this point.


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26 Mar 2010   #12
Kari

 

Let's make this downgrade thing clear.

This is official, valid information directly from Microsoft. Anything else is rumors and speculations:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
Downgrade Rights for Windows 7 Desktop Software

Downgrade rights for Windows 7 are an end-user right, documented in the Software License Terms that customers accept upon first running Windows software.

Note that Windows 7 end user downgrade rights will be available for approximately 18 months after the general availability of Windows 7 (April, 2011) or the release of a Windows 7 Service Pack, whichever is earlier.

Customers must:
  • Purchase a PC preinstalled with Windows 7.
  • Accept the Windows 7 Software License Terms.
  • Perform the downgrade or authorize an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to perform it.
See additional details and FAQ.

The Downgrade Process

Follow these steps to downgrade to a previous version of Windows:

Obtain genuine Windows XP Professional or Tablet PC Edition and a corresponding product key. The media should come from a prior legally licensed version from the OEM or Retail channels.

Additionally an end user, who is licensed separately through Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) programs, may provide their VL media and key to their system builder to use to facilitate the downgrade on only their systems.

Insert Windows XP Professional or Tablet PC Edition media in the CD drive and follow the installation instructions.

Type the product key. If the software was previously activated, you won't be able to activate it online. In this case, the appropriate local Activation Support phone number will be displayed. Call the number and explain the circumstances.

Activate the software.

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More: Understanding Downgrade Rights

EDIT: It seems you can not open the link above if you are not logged in to Microsoft OEM Partner Center. If you are redirected to http://oem.microsoft.com/authorize/ page, please download the attached PDF-file to read the article.

Kari


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26 Mar 2010   #13
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Okay i got 3 things to say
1. I lied, i dont really need XP i just want it, for some reasons xD
2. i actually do have an XP pro CD but i can be borthed looking for it
3. i tryed to use Virtual PC the new one but it never works, how ever 2007 works but i dont like that i want the new one xD
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26 Mar 2010   #14
Kari

 

Mitch, what were the issues preventing you from using Virtual PC?
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26 Mar 2010   #15
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Mitch, what were the issues preventing you from using Virtual PC?
Not Virtual PC. He wanted to specifically use XP Mode, and he can't because he's on Home Premium.
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26 Mar 2010   #16
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Mitch, what were the issues preventing you from using Virtual PC?
yea it was like it was no able to run or something it was a long time able.

were as 2007, just said its not a suppose OS however it still worked
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26 Mar 2010   #17
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
Okay i got 3 things to say
1. I lied, i dont really need XP i just want it, for some reasons xD
2. i actually do have an XP pro CD but i can be borthed looking for it
3. i tryed to use Virtual PC the new one but it never works, how ever 2007 works but i dont like that i want the new one xD
As I said why don't you partition you hard drive? Windows 7 on one and Windows XP on the other.

coz im to lazy :P plus i dont really need it
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26 Mar 2010   #18
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

He doesn't want anything anymore. Thread's over.
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27 Mar 2010   #19
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
As I said why don't you partition you hard drive? Windows 7 on one and Windows XP on the other.

coz im to lazy :P plus i dont really need it
Oh Come on you said that a few times now, think we get the Idea!
I know i said it twice it just that he said i should partion it!
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27 Mar 2010   #20
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Let's make this downgrade thing clear.

This is official, valid information directly from Microsoft. Anything else is rumors and speculations:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
Downgrade Rights for Windows 7 Desktop Software

Downgrade rights for Windows 7 are an end-user right, documented in the Software License Terms that customers accept upon first running Windows software.

Note that Windows 7 end user downgrade rights will be available for approximately 18 months after the general availability of Windows 7 (April, 2011) or the release of a Windows 7 Service Pack, whichever is earlier.

Customers must:
  • Purchase a PC preinstalled with Windows 7.
  • Accept the Windows 7 Software License Terms.
  • Perform the downgrade or authorize an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to perform it.
See additional details and FAQ.

The Downgrade Process

Follow these steps to downgrade to a previous version of Windows:

Obtain genuine Windows XP Professional or Tablet PC Edition and a corresponding product key. The media should come from a prior legally licensed version from the OEM or Retail channels.

Additionally an end user, who is licensed separately through Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) programs, may provide their VL media and key to their system builder to use to facilitate the downgrade on only their systems.

Insert Windows XP Professional or Tablet PC Edition media in the CD drive and follow the installation instructions.

Type the product key. If the software was previously activated, you won't be able to activate it online. In this case, the appropriate local Activation Support phone number will be displayed. Call the number and explain the circumstances.

Activate the software.

More: Understanding Downgrade Rights

Kari
Wow, Kari, I was wrong. I apologize to all for my ignorance!
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