Guest LilBambi Posted November 8, 2012 Share Posted November 8, 2012 HP urges consumer customers not to downgrade new PCs to Windows 7 - Computerworld Will not support Windows 8-to-Windows 7 moves with drivers, company-provided apps Downgrade rights -- which let customers replace a newer version of Windows with an older edition without paying for two copies -- are de rigueur with business-class editions of Windows, and are meant to let companies keep new machines on their preferred OS. Only Windows 8 Pro comes with downgrade rights; the consumer-standard Windows 8 does not. Windows 8 Pro users can downshift to Windows 7 Professional or Vista Business. BOLD emphasis mine You are responsible for getting the downgrade media from your OEM computer manufacturer and doing the downgrade yourself. For consumer grade computers, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro to be able to obtain downgrade rights, but HP charges $70 for the move from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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