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If I have Win 7 Ultimate retail, I can't downgrade to Win 7 Pro for free, can I?
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Not really, no. The only way to downgrade is to do a total reinstall, and at that point Msoft would rather you just buy another copy of Windows; it's easier.

And even if you did downgrade, how exactly would Msoft prevent you from simply writing down your 7Ult key and using it elsewhere?
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Windows Ultimate has everything that Pro has and more so there isn't a point in downgrading.
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google'ing "Win 7 Ultimate retail downgrade to Win 7 Pro for free" brought me to this page.


TL,DR: No
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Quote:
Originally Posted by virtualnan;13249919 
If I have Win 7 Ultimate retail, I can't downgrade to Win 7 Pro for free, can I?

Nope, you have to buy another copy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AtomicFrost;13249966 
Windows Ultimate has everything that Pro has and more so there isn't a point in downgrading.

And that answered the question how?
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Originally Posted by B7ADE;13249991 
Nope, you have to buy another copy.



And that answered the question how?

It answered it by invalidating the purpose of the original question. cool.gif

You're right I should have said no. smile.gif
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by B7ADE;13249991 
And that answered the question how?

It doesn't, but he has a point.

If someone asks you "how high of a building should I jump off to end it all", you don't reply with "at least 5 stories to seal the deal", you reply with "Don't jump."
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Just disable the features in Ultimate that Pro doesn't have.
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Originally Posted by ____;13250027 
It doesn't, but he has a point.

If someone asks you "how high of a building should I jump off to end it all", you don't reply with "at least 5 stories to seal the deal", you reply with "Don't jump."

So you're saying one should answer all hypothetical questions with an assertive warning?
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post #10 of 13
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Ok. Thanks, so its a no go. The only thing Ultimate lacks is the support till 2020, which is what I like.
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