want to restore my windows 7

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  1. fst312
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    right now i'm telling myself i want to get rid of my windows 7 ultimate.reason its not not a real copy.i removed wat before when i bought a serial number months ago from ebay for like $18 just to find out like 6 months later its not genuine anymore.so i reinstalled wat.the thing is i don't want to update my win 7 just to find out i have a non genuine copy again.
    what i want to know is if its possible to go back to windows 7 home premium without restoring factory setting.i don't need windows ultimate,besides the reason i liked it was because i like seeing the word ultimate when starting up my computer.
     
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    every site i go to talks about a recovery disk or partition drive. i don't have a recovery disk but i do have a partition drive for recovery and this searching without losing data on google.

    i might try this

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/212573-2/re..._your_data.html

    just got to finish reading it than back up my whole computer.
     
  3. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Format and reinstall.

    There is no 'downgrade' path.
     
  4. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    It looks like all you need to do is install Windows Loader 1.9.7.

     
  5. Pyrmon

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    How about just using a windows 7 activator tool?
     
  6. exorcist

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    Windows Loader 1.9.7 is one way but if the computer has a slic2.1 bios you could just install a new oem ultimate key and cert.

    If Windows 7 Home Premium was factory installed chances are it has slic2.1 to check for slic2.1 run "slic dump toolkit 3.2" (google it) [​IMG]
     
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    just got the windows loader 1.9.7 from what i read online this is better than wat and safer.i can update my windows 7 ultimat now since this works with service pack 1.
    now all i have to do now is run this thing.

    thanks for the replies

    edit
    i'm going to keep myself as windows 7 ultimate
     
  8. Joe88

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    as for the key not working

    im pretty sure it used to be a MSDN key that people were mass selling, microsoft then bans these keys after finding out about it
     
  9. Hatchetball

    Hatchetball Modder/PCTECH

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    Chew-WGA 0.9 works just fine. No need to downgrade and go through all the trouble.
    Just crack it and enjoy your computer [​IMG]