Upgrading Downgrading and Reinstalling

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by WuW, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. WuW

    WuW New Member

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    I had Windows 7 Ultimate since it first came out on my desktop computer. I just got a new laptop this month it came with Windows 7 Home Premium. I also changed my desktop to Linux so now I am not using my Windows 7 Ultimate. So I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 Ultimate since I was not using it on my desktop any more. Now I am trying to put a virtual machine on my Linux computer of Windows 7 it really dose not matter what version but I wont be using it much.

    So I am wondering how can I downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Home Premium. I have the CD for Windows 7 Ultimate and the key for Windows 7 Home Premium, but when I tried to use the key it would not let me downgrade it.

    I do have both keys and I did buy both keys
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    The Windows 7 on the laptop is tied to it you can't transfer it. I don't know how to get back to Windows 7 Home Premium on your laptop short of a reinstall.
    Joe
     
  3. WuW

    WuW New Member

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    I just tried to enter the key one more time to get the message it gives you

    Dose that mean that I can do it. If I run the setup? Would I have to enter the DVD to be able to run the set up

    I have attached an image of the error its self

    Invalid product key.
     

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