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    Win 10 upgrade

    I installed Win 8.1 on new hard drive. During installation, I upgraded to Win 10. I have the Win 10 ISO. Can I downgrade the Win 10 back to Win 8.1,do a clean install with Win 10 iso, and they be able to install Win 8.1 on another computer?

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    There's no point in downgrading to Windows 8.1; and you still won't be able to re-use the Windows 8.1 license on another computer.
    Last edited by BruceR; 2015-09-11 at 09:52.

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    Thanks Bruce. Any way you look at it, you pay for Win 10 because you lose a perfectly good operating system that you upgraded from

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    The reason I went to Win 10 on wife's computer is becaus I had Win 7 32 bit on it and wanted to go to 64 bit(had Disks). But when i wiped the hard drive, win 7 would not go through with the installation. It kept hanging up and recyling at "Starting Sevices". So I bought Win 8.1 and then upgraded to Win 10. Now Win 8.1 is rendered useless.

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    I have since installed Win 7 in a virtual machine from the Win 7 disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassman View Post
    Thanks Bruce. Any way you look at it, you pay for Win 10 because you lose a perfectly good operating system that you upgraded from
    That's absolutely right, you can pay with money, or you can pay with a headache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassman View Post
    The reason I went to Win 10 on wife's computer is becaus I had Win 7 32 bit on it and wanted to go to 64 bit(had Disks). But when i wiped the hard drive, win 7 would not go through with the installation. It kept hanging up and recyling at "Starting Sevices". So I bought Win 8.1 and then upgraded to Win 10. Now Win 8.1 is rendered useless.
    Umm, that's always been the case when you upgrade from one OS to the next with MS, probably others as well. To keep the old OS you need to buy the new OS. Just because you got the new OS upgrade free doesn't change that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    Umm, that's always been the case when you upgrade from one OS to the next with MS, probably others as well. To keep the old OS you need to buy the new OS. Just because you got the new OS upgrade free doesn't change that.
    Apple does the same with the Mac OS X, installs over the previous version. Mac OS X Yosemite was a free Upgrade over the previous couple of versions, one could speculate that Microsoft copied that.

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