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  1.    31 May 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 143
    windows 10

    Can I get back to win 7?


    Hi all,
    I have windows 7 on my computer.
    I have read a lot of posts here and I am not sure if I want windows 10 at this time.
    if I take the upgrade to win 10, and have an image of my old win 7, can I go back to win 7 or is my product key now assigned to win 10 and can not be used with win 7 any more?

    just to be save before I upgrade.

    Sven
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  2.    31 May 2015 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,624
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    No problem.

    The current preview versions of Windows 10 don't even require your product key. You can clean install them without any key.

    I expect that with the released version of Win 10, reverting to an older version will be allowed.
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  3.    31 May 2015 #3

    Why not try it in VirtualBox. You can see if you like it or not and it wont ruin your current Windows 7 setup.
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  4.    31 May 2015 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,245
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483

    Yes, you will be able to go back.
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  5.    31 May 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 143
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks to all.

    I'm still on the fence.
    sven
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  6.    31 May 2015 #6
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,134
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by Sven1458 View Post
    Thanks to all.

    I'm still on the fence.
    sven
    You could also dual boot both OS's if you've got the space.
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  7.    31 May 2015 #7

    You can always go back from Windows 7, there's a restore OS option within the settings under Windows update.
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  8.    31 May 2015 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 625
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    You could also dual boot both OS's if you've got the space.
    That's what I do. Basically, my Win7 installation partition is the data drive for both systems. Works quite well.
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  9.    31 May 2015 #9
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 112
    Win 7

    License key will always be working on the same machine. It is bond with the hardware configuration.
    So, just don't worry.
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  10.    01 Jun 2015 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 143
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    if I dual boot, will I have to install all my software again into win 10?

    Sven
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