1.    09 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Kent, WA
    Posts : 27
    windows 7

    Windows 10 digital license; how many times ok to use


    Recently, I upgraded two win7 PC's to Win10 and rolled both back to win7. Worked really good I might add. Need to know if there is any restrictions on how many times I can do this again with my digital entitlement form each win7 PC.

    I would like to go back in forth on occasion to a slower win10 learning experience as time goes on, and that.

    Also, can I tell what win10 version I got from a win7 pc, & how to verify the digital entitlement is in place from my win7 PC?

    Thanks in advance guys, Jim
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  2.    09 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,598
    W10Prox64

    Hi Jim,
    Once W10 has been installed and activated on a system, it can be clean installed as often as you like/need. The digital license is linked to that system for the life of it. However, constantly upgrading and then rolling back is potentially asking for trouble, in my opinion. Many people have had successful rollbacks like you, while others have encountered problems. The best thing to do is image your W7 system so you have something to fall back on if things don't go right. Macrium Reflect Free is a good program and many members here use it.
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  3.    10 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Kent, WA
    Posts : 27
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Thank You for your insight & suggestions! Jim
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  4.    10 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Happy to help.
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  5.    10 Aug 2016 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,252
    Windows 10 IoT

    You might consider dual booting instead of rollback upgrade. Or running one OS from a Virtual Machine
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  6.    10 Aug 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Kent, WA
    Posts : 27
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Thank You. See the logic I think. Will look those up for a looksee so I can pretend to know how to, and that. He haw! Jim
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