I figured I was better off hacking the puter manually myself. The Downgrader does the job by changing some registry values. You get only Upgrade option during the installation process. If you're legit, don't fear Microsoft. What I needed was a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installation disk.
I read so many posts about licenses etc. Does anyone know of a of a way to downgrade windows 7 enterprise to pro in order to take advantage of the 10 free upgrade. Its called Windows 7 Downgrader. Windows 7 Enterprise is very specifically excluded from the free upgrade to Windows 10. You're looking at clean installs.
Unfortunately unless you went through an upgrade process there is no safe way to revert back to older editions. You will need to reinstall Windows 7 Pro to get only the Pro features. Edited October 28, 2015 by epic Windows 7 Home Premium cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. Is there a way to back-up the system and restore the whole thing, including all the software, The point is that i am moving from Ultimate to Professional. Since I was afraid to use the system recovery disks of the hp desktop who knows, it might have worked but I did not want to risk a complete recovery , I downloaded an iso image from digitalriver. We are trying to correct this will most likely have to do the fresh install of pro then upgrade to 10.
The pop-up warning window asked me to call a toll free number and follow instructions. Lets take a look at how to do it. Is that still the case, as well? If somewone likes the olderthings than the newer Win7. Once it downgrades, all you need to do is insert the Windows 7 installation and do a repair upgrade to a desired edition. Is this no longer the case? 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. It's nice to think that you do own licenses, and perhaps you very well do indeed. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Professional instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs.
Maybe you want to reassign Windows 7 Professional to another computer, and install Windows 7 Home Premium on it instead. Cheers We own licences just pro licences not enterprise. You will need to pay for licenses. You have three options which will allow you to downgrade to any of three editions: Ultimate, Professional or Home Premium. Edited October 29, 2015 by epic.
Lets take a look at how to do that. You might receive error message, click Continue. Any tool that suggests a downgrade would simply be reinstalling Windows on your machine using the installation media that you own. I have about 30 laptops left to get to 10 and there all enterprise but they were not supposed to be. I used the registry solution explained here, manually and without the use of a popular tool from a website called deviantart. But the copy he bought was for Windows 7 Professional x64. However, you do not own the licenses to operate your laptops with Enterprise.
How do I downgrade my Ultimate to Pro without reinstalling so that I can activate my Windows because as it is now, my Ultimate will not accept my Pro key. This was a very good step by step site that helped me. If I proceed without selecting upgrade will it wipe out my installed application program files??? It was my seemly mistaken impression that like Vista which unlocked or locked features based on the key, I would simply put the Pro key into the activation and his install would just revert to the Professional version. When the downgrade is complete, you should be successfully downgraded to the specific edition. Vista and W7 makes this easier, because you can play around for 30 days before wiping it clean and doing it for real. Never ever use a Motherboard that does and has more on it than you need to use.
Win32Error Int32 errorCode, String str at Microsoft. Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question. If data is so critical, I advise taking backup of your important data. If your stars are aligned and you own the previous edition of Windows and the current one being used not enterprise and you went through an upgrade process Not a clean install then you are in the clear to downgrade. Is there a simple fix?? Unfortunately it was not activated and now i have just a couple of days to activate the system. If you are unable to activate Windows 7 using the Change product key method, you can try phone activation and speak with a call agent who will assist with reactivating Windows 7: How to activate Windows 7 manually activate by phone 1 Click Start, and in the Search box type: slui. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the.
Steps to Downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional We are going to two 2 steps. Do you have any suggestions? Hi and thank you for this post. Maybe you want to reassign Windows 7 Professional to another computer, and install Windows 7 Home Premium on it instead. You need to first install your licensed software, for which you claim to have onto the laptops. Without going into a long drawn out explanation of why, is it possible to downgrade a Windows 7 Ultimate Retail license to Windows 7 Professional, or better yet Premium? Any insight you can provide would be very much appreciated.
I already have a legitimate Pro key, it's just that I have already installed the Ultimate without any key. I would try using the media creation tool to make a win10Pro disk and go from there. First back-up your data using the Windows Back-up utility or manually save the files to some external storage. Did not activate and using 30 day period. After the installation the entire folder can be deleted. Does anyone know if Dell will allow a downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Professional? If its licensed for Windows 7, then do the following: Download the corresponding edition of Windows 7 you have a license for from the following link. I've attempted to downgrade W7U to W7P, but I continue receiving an error claiming it cannot continue with setup.