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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 107
    windows 10
       31 May 2015 #1

    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. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,380
    Win 10 14393.51
       31 May 2015 #2

    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. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       31 May 2015 #4

    Yes, you will be able to go back.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 107
    windows 10
       31 May 2015 #5

    Thanks to all.

    I'm still on the fence.
    sven
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  6.    31 May 2015 #6

    Sven1458 said: 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. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 599
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       31 May 2015 #8

    Edwin said: 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. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 111
    Win 7
       31 May 2015 #9

    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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 107
    windows 10
       01 Jun 2015 #10

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

    Sven
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