Friday, February 01, 2013 3:25 AMmy computer had vista business on it. I loaded windows 8 on it to replace vista. I hated windows 8! I want to load windows 7 over windows 8. Can I use the upgrade of 7 or do I need to buy the full version?
Friday, February 01, 2013 3:37 AM
I'm not certain, but I don't believe Win8 qualifies for the use of a Win7 upgrade license. If you can't revert to Vista, you probably have to buy a full Win7 license. (I'm also not sure about downgrade rights, if you bought a Win8 Pro upgrade license.)
I suggest that you try Classic Shell:
It restores the Windows start button and some other things that Microsoft removed from Win8. The result isn't Win7, but in the Desktop mode, navigation is more familiar.
Monday, February 04, 2013 7:05 AMModerator
You need to buy a full Win7 license. In addition, downgrade rights are only available for new computers that come preloaded with Windows 8 Pro.
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