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newview
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[WIN7] Windows 7 Install Question

I'm building a new Windows 7 64bit machine today & have ordered a Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit OEM Full installation DVD Disk which will take about a week to arrive.

My question:
I have a Windows 7 64bit Ultimate OEM install disk and was wondering if I could use that to install Windows 7 on my new build today ... and then input the Win 7 Professional key & activate it once it arrives in the mail?

Would that effectively "downgrade" the Ultimate install to the desired legal "Professional" install?



tcg
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No. However, following this instructions: »www.neowin.net/news/make-a-unive···ith-ease will allow you to make a disc that lets you pick the version to install.



newview
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Got it ... thank you!



tcg
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No problem. Oddly enough, to get the same capability with a Win 8 DVD, you put the ei.cfg file back in.



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One of the best things with a Win 7 install.
Delete one file and rebuild anything you want.

Within reason of course of the platform, x64 etc.
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