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8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 3, 2012, 08:48 Burrito of Peace
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 05:15:
But would that work downgrading an OEM version? Seems that you would need to get a downgrade OEM copy from the PC vendor.

I would think so given that you are probably going to be blowing away the whole OS install and using the key provided to you by Microsoft during the reinstall. I've used both my personal system builder "OEM" key and a VLK with the same ISO (during different installs, of course) without a problem.
 
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7. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 3, 2012, 05:15 DangerDog
 
But would that work downgrading an OEM version? Seems that you would need to get a downgrade OEM copy from the PC vendor.  
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6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 3, 2012, 00:45 Burrito of Peace
 
NewMaxx wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 21:02:
Um, what? Microsoft lets you download the unprotected Windows 7 DVD images from their site, and have since before it was even released.

They do, indeed. It makes it very easy to convert over to a USB install and supply an answer file to make the process damn near completely automated for one off installs.
 
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5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 2, 2012, 21:02 NewMaxx
 
Bhruic wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 19:34:
DangerDog wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 15:11:
As with earlier downgrade rights, the customer is responsible for obtaining the installation media for the older operating system.

"Neither the manufacturer or installer, nor Microsoft, is obligated to supply earlier versions to you," read the licensing agreement. "You must obtain the earlier version separately."

good luck with that

Yeah, it's a bit confusing. You're allowed to put an earlier copy on for free, but you have to get that copy yourself - which, strictly speaking, is illegal. Kind of like the old "you're legally allowed to make a backup of a DVD, but you aren't legally allowed to break the copy protection to make a backup of a DVD".

Um, what? Microsoft lets you download the unprotected Windows 7 DVD images from their site, and have since before it was even released.
 
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4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 2, 2012, 19:34 Bhruic
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 15:11:
As with earlier downgrade rights, the customer is responsible for obtaining the installation media for the older operating system.

"Neither the manufacturer or installer, nor Microsoft, is obligated to supply earlier versions to you," read the licensing agreement. "You must obtain the earlier version separately."

good luck with that

Yeah, it's a bit confusing. You're allowed to put an earlier copy on for free, but you have to get that copy yourself - which, strictly speaking, is illegal. Kind of like the old "you're legally allowed to make a backup of a DVD, but you aren't legally allowed to break the copy protection to make a backup of a DVD".
 
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3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 2, 2012, 17:00 space captain
 
yeh the pi thing is lookin good.. gotta get that minterface tho  
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2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 2, 2012, 15:11 DangerDog
 
As with earlier downgrade rights, the customer is responsible for obtaining the installation media for the older operating system.

"Neither the manufacturer or installer, nor Microsoft, is obligated to supply earlier versions to you," read the licensing agreement. "You must obtain the earlier version separately."

good luck with that
 
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1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 2, 2012, 13:40 nin
 
Microsoft will allow downgrades from Windows 8 to Windows 7, Vista.

Aaand so it begins...

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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