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Microsoft Get Genuine Windows

Microsoft Get Genuine Windows

  • I see that for upgrades, you can get windows 7 or 8 but for Microsoft Get Genuine Windows you can only get Windows 8. Any suggestions on how to get our "Home" versions to Pro, but with Windows 7? I would love to use Microsoft Get Genuine Windows but would prefer to do it with Windows 7. thoughts? Greg Taylor
  • Hi Greg,

    You will need to purchase the Get Genuine licenses since you cannot upgrade from Home version to Enterprise, so you are on the right track. And you can downgrade to Windows 7 from Windows 8 when you activate your licenses in the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center.

  • Really? : ) You can downgrade? Is there documentation on how to do that? I looked and saw you just used the same key if you wanted to downgrade from 7 to vista. Maybe the same applies from 8 to 7? I don’t have any of these licenses yet so maybe it is an option when they appear? Thanks!