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Brano
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reply to Shootist

Re: WIN8 on new laptop=crap

said by Shootist:

One thing you can do is Install Win 7 on it. Windows 8 is the first MS OS that allows you to use the Win 8 license key to install an older version of Windows with it.

This is great!
Where did you get this from? I can't find any official reference to this.
Anybody tried it?

Mele20
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said by Brano:

said by Shootist:

One thing you can do is Install Win 7 on it. Windows 8 is the first MS OS that allows you to use the Win 8 license key to install an older version of Windows with it.

This is great!
Where did you get this from? I can't find any official reference to this.
Anybody tried it?

Don't hold your breath. That is in reference to having purchased Win 8 Pro only not Win 8 Home on a new computer. You do have Microsoft downgrade rights to Win 7 Pro and the OEM must provide you with a Win 7 Pro disk at no charge according to Microsoft but the difficulty is in getting the OEM to honor these rights.
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