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Old 07-05-2012
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Downgrade Windows 7

Okay, here's my siutation.

I've an unregistered copy of Windows 7 professional on my computer and I want a resgitered copy. I have a product key for windows 7 Home. However, of course I can't use it to register Professional.

Currently windows 7 is installed on my 500GB hard drive but I want to install windows home onto my second 1TB hard drive. I would much rather NOT use a DVD to make the installation.

Thanks in advance for your help
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Re: Downgrade Windows 7

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Okay, here's my siutation.

I've an unregistered copy of Windows 7 professional on my computer and I want a resgitered copy. I have a product key for windows 7 Home. However, of course I can't use it to register Professional.

Currently windows 7 is installed on my 500GB hard drive but I want to install windows home onto my second 1TB hard drive. I would much rather NOT use a DVD to make the installation.

Thanks in advance for your help
What help you are asking for? if you want to install windows 7 home on your second 1TB hard drive without using the DVD for the installation then you can just get the iso image of windows 7 home form the web and install it on your hard drive by connecting it to some other machine. if you are willing to downgrade from Professional to Home Premium then i will like to inform you that it wont be possible.
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Re: Downgrade Windows 7

hi, Thanks for the reply.

my aim, is to install home onto my 1TB hard drive and use that as my os.

Unfortunatly, I don't have another machine I can use :/
I have tried to mount my iso on a USb using microsofts offical tool, however, it won't work because of 'missing bootsect' :s
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Re: Downgrade Windows 7

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hi, Thanks for the reply.

my aim, is to install home onto my 1TB hard drive and use that as my os.

Unfortunatly, I don't have another machine I can use :/
I have tried to mount my iso on a USb using microsofts offical tool, however, it won't work because of 'missing bootsect' :s
I just wanted to know is it saying ?BOOTMGR is missing? or 'missing bootsect'
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Old 10-05-2012
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Re: Downgrade Windows 7

Bootsect.
I have the 64 bit version of home.
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Re: Downgrade Windows 7

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Bootsect.
I have the 64 bit version of home.
You will have to use Windows 7 DVD or a Repair C for restoring the Windows 7 Master Boot Record but then you have mentioned that you are not willing use a DVD for the installation ?
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Re: Downgrade Windows 7

Yeah, I don't want to use a DVD disc unless it can be done in a way that doesn't cost me a single penny :/

so...is it is imposible, for me to get my legal version of windows back without spending money to do so?
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Re: Downgrade Windows 7

I think that when you buy a pc that is preloaded with Windows, then the OEM computer manufacturer is responsible for supplying the install media. You can also buy the 32 bit OEM version. And if you know a friend or colleague who has a 32 bit version of Windows 7 that is equivalent to the 64 bit edition that came with your system, you could use it and use your product key to activate it on your system.
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