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  1. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    davidhk said:
    She said.................
    How can I go back to WIndows 7 or 8? But id like 7 the most. (I came from 7, went to 8 then to 8.1 and now 10.)
    You will notice in my reply that I stated to use showkey to retrieve the Windows 8 product key, NOT the Windows 7 product key. She said she went from Windows 7 to 8 then to 8.1. In order to do that she would have had to use a Windows 8 product key. Following that, if she did an in place upgrade to Windows 10, the Windows 8 product key would be retained on the system for roll-back purposes and showkey will retrieve it. Showkey would show the product key upgraded from as "Original key":

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  2. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #12

    I most likely miss read what Lisa wrote.

    Quote :
    The Key shown with Showkey is not the one I wrote down once. Did it change through the upgrade?
    On the Website I also entered my Win7 Key. It says its not valid. Can licences run out?
    end quote.

    I assumed that she meant Win 7 key in both cases.

    *** adding................. My post #8 is more a reply to Superfly who wrote :
    BTW: How is the key you get different? Post a screenshot (mask keys by clicking them)
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  3. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #13

    davidhk said:
    I most likely miss read what Lisa wrote.
    I think it's more likely that Lisa misread what I wrote

    I know that downloads of Windows 7 install discs are difficult to find and if she doesn't haven't a disc, she might be stuck re-installing Windows 8 because those ISOs are much easier to get from Microsoft. I meant to use showkey to retrieve the Windows 8 product key that she upgraded to Windows 10.
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  4. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #14

    Agreed.
    However, if Lisa installed Win 10 only "a couple of weeks ago" as she said, then "Go back to Win 8.1" is a distinct possibility.
    Hence my reply on post # 6.
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