Just remember, you get what you pay for. This worked perfectly for me, and I was able to take a computer from Win7 Ultimate to Win7 Pro without a glitch. Windows 7 downgrade path Upgrade is only possible one-way from the lower edition to higher edition of Windows 7, and not the other way round. You might also like to know how to and. I'd say reinstall both Windows copies anew, I. I'd like to downgrade my Windows 8.
The Downgrade Process Follow these steps to downgrade to a previous version of Windows: 1. Windows 7 users who would like to downgrade from Ultimate or Enterprise edition to Professional or Home Premium edition can use an excellent portable application called Windows 7 Downgrader that helps you downgrade from a higher edition to lower edition easily. As for speed, I highly doubt you will see much of an improvement. I can do a clean install of 7 ultimate if you want. General Discussion 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. The product key check is not based on that registy key, but the Windows 7 setup is.
But the downgrader program always produces the following error message. Maybe someone could test that. But with change of a registry key whilst installation you can fake a minor version - so you can. The pop-up warning window asked me to call a toll free number and follow instructions. Well, there are scenarios where this issue might come up. I would like to downgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium x64 without a clean install. If I need to change my current version, 7 Pro, to a version lower than Home Premium, such as Starter?? Then select Upgrade and Windows will downgrade your Windows Enterprise Edition.
I realize that I only know enough about this stuff to get myself into serious trouble, and not necessarily back out of it. So if you don't have the right stuff it wont work. Downgrade rights offer a practical solution. Retail keys, Retail versions vs. I had to go back and double check the link because I had no idea what you were talking about. If the Windows 7 Home Premium disc cannot be located, please see:.
Never ever use a Motherboard that does and has more on it than you need to use. You can just be like. What am I doing wrong?? In another words, you will fail activation if you try to install those keys on another system. And anyone can install any version of w7 anyway from the same media, just delete the ei. Unfortunately Microsoft must have read the article as well and prevents now an easy downgrade. Sorry for being so long. Laptop specs: Couple of notes, I believe you can go into Programs and Features, and Turn Windows Features on or off to disable some features to save space.
Obtain genuine Windows media and a corresponding product key for the eligible version of Windows for downgrade see next section for eligible Windows versions. I am going to take on the tip of disabling some features i don´t use, using blackviper´s website. Once downloaded you should extract the file and then double click on Windows 7 downgrader option. Or is upgrading from ultimate to ultimate the ony way to avoid the pain of rebuilding our systems. A clean install is a complete install of Windows from scratch. I've been mulling this over for awhile and I'm throwing it out for discussion.
Thanks for the clarification Stephan Schwarz and Andre Ziegler. Where are you getting your info?? Maybe the edition is not being used effectively and could be more useful else where such as a laptop you carry to work since Windows 7 Professional includes a lot of business features. OnMouseUp MouseEventArgs mevent at System. And anyone can install any version of w7 anyway from the same media, just delete the ei. Now, Select Upgrade as type of installation. It says, in other words, that my installed version cannot be downgraded. Currently I've got an installation of Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
You should, in my opinion, have an external partition program like gParted, to look for your situation. Yes, i know this is a clean install, but you have all your files, at least. Its pretty pointless to install basic it not going to be faster or use less space thats for sure. The first step towards this is to download the Windows 7 Downgrader. Anyhow, I found a trick to downgrade Windows 7 ultimate to Professional easily without the new installation. Where do you live country wise? I have about 2 weeks to do something before the activation key expires. I have everything set up just the way I like it, and would rather not have to spend three days reinstalling everything.
We all have been playing with Win7 Ultimate for months now regardless of the build. The desktop computer at home is installed with windows7 ultimate + homegroup -------- Unsure of - Be able to send network print-operations to the desktop computer at home. Hope that'll help others, too. Lets take a look at how to do it. But i think i was wrong about this? I've always thought doing a clean install of Windows 7 is pretty quick and painless. Scotty Hello community, first of all thanks to unawave for this great article.