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detour13
2 Iron

downgrade rights question

Hi I brought a laptop from the dell outlet and its coming with windows 10 pro and i would like to downgrade back to windows 7 pro 

how do i do this ? i know how to install an os but do i request a key from MS or dell 

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Philip_Yip
6 Indium

RE: downgrade rights question

You must use Dell Windows 7 OEM System Locked Preinstallation. See here for details:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downgrade-rights/

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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detour13
2 Iron

RE: downgrade rights question

so i don't need a windows 7 pro key I can just use a dell brand cd

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Philip_Yip
6 Indium

RE: downgrade rights question

Exactly but it needs to be updated to support newer hardware.

Dr Philip Yip
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detour13
2 Iron

RE: downgrade rights question

Okay I have check with the new computer supports windows 7 and it does ,will the disc work on my computer if there drivers for the computer

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Philip_Yip
6 Indium

RE: downgrade rights question

We need to know what model the new computer is exactly. Give us the details:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/uefi/

Likely however you'll need USB 3.0 support and NVMe support. See here for details:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-7-sp1-iso-download/

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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detour13
2 Iron

RE: downgrade rights question

latitude E5470

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Philip_Yip
6 Indium

RE: downgrade rights question

Looking at the specification you'll definitely need to use the updated installation media:

http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/latitude-e5470-laptop/pd

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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detour13
2 Iron

RE: downgrade rights question

Hi where do i get the update media from

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Philip_Yip
6 Indium

RE: downgrade rights question

See the instructions here. You may be able to download it after inputting your service tag:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-7-sp1-iso-download/

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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