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Windows 7: Don't like Windows 10, trying download Windows 7 - product key fails

14 Jan 2017   #1
blueinca99

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Don't like Windows 10, trying download Windows 7 - product key fails

I am really not enjoying Windows 10, I really want to go back to Windows 7, unfortunately the time period has passed to revert back/downgrade. I don't have a disc of windows 7, it was already installed on the PC- but when I am prompted to put in the product key- it fails- pop up windows states something generic, & suggest to contact support whose virtual helpdesk is of no help. If I read the local Microsoft number will they be able to 're-register' the product key. Windows 10 is running at the moment.

Is there any way of being able to revert back to Windows 7 now for me. Microsoft don't make it very easy!

Many thanks for your help

Paul


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14 Jan 2017   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You can download the Windows ISO using the Heidoc Windows ISO downloader available here:
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

You need a readable product key on the COA sticker to do a clean install and activate Windows.
Here's a COA sticker example:



Here's tutorials for a clean install:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Clean Install Windows 7
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14 Jan 2017   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might try this
A utility for fast, free, and simple Windows 10 uninstallation
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14 Jan 2017   #4
blueinca99

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

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14 Jan 2017   #5
blueinca99

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blueinca99 View Post
[ThrashZone
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might try this
A utility for fast, free, and simple Windows 10 uninstallation ]
thanks Thrashzone- this sounds promising but will it work (?), seeing's I just reset Windows 10 last night hoping because I originally had Windows 7 as the OS, that it would revert back to 7, but it didn't - I just got a cleaned up Windows 10.....
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15 Jan 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Never know till you try but if you reset 10 probably not
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16 Jan 2017   #7
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blueinca99 View Post
thanks Thrashzone- this sounds promising but will it work (?), seeing's I just reset Windows 10 last night hoping because I originally had Windows 7 as the OS, that it would revert back to 7, but it didn't - I just got a cleaned up Windows 10.....
a "reset" of Win10 usually results in a reformat and clean install of Win10 - it was like that with Win8.x also
you could try clean installing win7, overwriting the existing win10 OS if you want; I actually did that on a test machine
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