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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade from windows 10 home 64-bit to windows 7 64-bit for free through first party, and if so how?

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You mean downgrade?


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Not without a windows 7 key. You can go from Windows 7 to 10, though not the other way. If I were you I'd just re-skin Windows 10, if that's what you're looking for.


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So, like others said, without a windows 7 key there's no way to do it "legit". It's also kinda not maintained as much anymore. Even though the end of life for it is in 2020. Also, why do you want to downgrade? Is it because of the start menu? Install classic shell. Dont like the windows? Same thing, skin it. There are a ton of really good ones out there. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Brianyu said:

So, like others said, without a windows 7 key there's no way to do it "legit". It's also kinda not maintained as much anymore. Even though the end of life for it is in 2020. Also, why do you want to downgrade? Is it because of the start menu? Install classic shell. Dont like the windows? Same thing, skin it. There are a ton of really good ones out there. 

I've had a terrible experience with windows 10 and want to switch back to windows 7 because iv'e never had a single problem with that os compared to the hundreds of problems i've had with windows 10.

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1 minute ago, the_nick_guy_ said:

I've had a terrible experience with windows 10 and want to switch back to windows 7 because iv'e never had a single problem with that os compared to the hundreds of problems i've had with windows 10.

Other then all the cool things your missing out on, security, and easy fixes for your issues, I understand. You would have to somehow find a valid windows 7 key Or, use it for 30 days and then get yelled at to buy windows, until your pc eventually locks you out. Be sure to back up all your data tho, because it wont carry over. It's fairly easy to find a key on a old laptop lying around, or ...

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MOBO: same thing as the psu

 

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16 minutes ago, Fixinit1 said:

Not without a windows 7 key. You can go from Windows 7 to 10, though not the other way. If I were you I'd just re-skin Windows 10, if that's what you're looking for.

 

12 minutes ago, Brianyu said:

So, like others said, without a windows 7 key there's no way to do it "legit". It's also kinda not maintained as much anymore. Even though the end of life for it is in 2020. Also, why do you want to downgrade? Is it because of the start menu? Install classic shell. Dont like the windows? Same thing, skin it. There are a ton of really good ones out there. 

IF you have win10 pro there are downgrade rights and you can use the win10 key in windows 7 pro.

 

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln294589/an-understanding-of-both-your-microsoft-windows-downgrade-rights-and-downgrading-from-windows-8-81-and-10?lang=en

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3 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

True, but that requires alot of jumping and a phone call or two. Also unfortunately they claim to have windows 10 home.


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MOBO: same thing as the psu

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, Brianyu said:

True, but that requires alot of jumping and a phone call or two. Also unfortunately they claim to have windows 10 home.

I had windows 10 pro till I swapped my boot drive and wiped my old one forcing me to get home

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2 minutes ago, the_nick_guy_ said:

I had windows 10 pro till I swapped my boot drive and wiped my old one forcing me to get home

Is it a custom built pc or a premade one? If its pre-made you might be able to find the pro key using https://www.magicaljellybean.com/


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PSU: What ever is inside this thing

MOBO: same thing as the psu

 

Hah. this is my laptop. spooked.

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, the_nick_guy_ said:

Premade, Lenovo Thinkstation E30 to be exact

Then give it a try! download it, and run it to see if it can find the embbedded key!


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PSU: What ever is inside this thing

MOBO: same thing as the psu

 

Hah. this is my laptop. spooked.

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, the_nick_guy_ said:

Premade, Lenovo Thinkstation E30 to be exact

Did it had Win7 originally? Then it would have Win7 key with COA sticker (Win7 doesn't have digital license). You still need to do fresh install for changing OS. Downgrade only works if you have still original files when upgrade from 7 to 10 was made. Or Pro where downgrade is feature.


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