Can I acquire a Windows 8.1 licence by free upgrade from 7 to 10, then downgrading - Super User most recent 30 from superuser.com 2019-09-16T07:10:02Z http://andreidionian.com/?id=feeds/question/1078480 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/rdf http://andreidionian.com/?id=q/1078480 0 Can I acquire a Windows 8.1 licence by free upgrade from 7 to 10, then downgrading Potatomaster http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/595567 2016-05-19T01:15:33Z 2016-05-19T10:20:47Z <p>So, I have Windows 7 pro, and I'm looking to upgrade so that I can use some of the apps that are only available in Windows 8+. I considered just taking advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade, and actually installed it at one point, but then I found out that there's forced automatic updates and decided that wasn't for me(I'm a bit paranoid after Android 4.4.4 killed Flash Player without telling me. :P). So, I did some research. <br/><br/> From what I read, the Windows 10 upgrade "consumes" your Windows 7 license into a Windows 10 license, and so even if you revert back after upgrading then you can still change your mind later and jump back to Windows 10. (<a href="http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/windows-10-downgrade-rights/58e29e48-c1bf-456d-bd9f-c8917d9fb2a1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/windows-10-downgrade-rights/58e29e48-c1bf-456d-bd9f-c8917d9fb2a1</a>) <br/>I also read that Windows 10 has "downgrade" rights to Windows 8 and Windows 7, which to my understanding meant that if you have a Windows 10 key, you can also use it to install Windows 8 or 7 if you want. (<a href="https://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=Ci8rIKPyuSa" rel="nofollow noreferrer">https://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=Ci8rIKPyuSa</a>)</p> <p>My plan for the process is re-upgrade to 10, pull the license key, downgrade to 8 and use the license key, then upgrade to 8.1 via Windows Store, and end up on 8.1. So my questions are: Is this possible? Will it wipe all my data in the process?(not a dealbreaker if it does, but I'd need to know that so I can back it up) Do I need to re-upgrade to 10 in order to downgrade to 8? Any input is definitely appreciated. Thanks!</p> http://andreidionian.com/?id=questions/1078480/can-i-acquire-a-windows-8-1-licence-by-free-upgrade-from-7-to-10-then-downgradi/1078574#1078574 2 Answer by RedGrittyBrick for Can I acquire a Windows 8.1 licence by free upgrade from 7 to 10, then downgrading RedGrittyBrick http://andreidionian.com/?id=users/52492 2016-05-19T10:19:22Z 2016-05-19T10:19:22Z <p><sub><em>Community wiki answer constructed from comments to question</em></sub></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>My plan for the process is re-upgrade to 10, pull the license key, downgrade to 8 and use the license key, then upgrade to 8.1 via Windows Store, and end up on 8.1. [...] Is this possible?</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>No, your plan is not possible. Nowhere in that process do you acquire a valid license (key) for Windows 8 or 8.1.</p>  Microsoft office activator |  windows activation crack |  windows product key |  windows 10 product key |  windows 7 ultimate product key |  windows 7 keygen |  activate office 2010 |  office Project keys |  project professional product key |  office 365 office 2016 office 2013 key |  office 2016 office 2013 key |  windows 7 professional product key |  windows 8 professional product key |  windows 10 professional product key |  office 2016 professional product key |