Downgrading/Replacing Windows 7 to XP?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by aigle, Aug 31, 2010.

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Ok, It,s a question to the wilder,s membets and helpers here, I have a full retail version of Windows7 Home Premium. I want to replace it with XP to use in VM for software testing( I don,t have a copy of XP to put in a VM).

    Is there a way out?

    Thanks for any help indeed.
     
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    It's my understanding that you need an OEM version of either Win 7 Pro or Win 7 Ultimate to downgrade to XP Pro without having to pay for another license.

    You can download the Win 7 Enterprise 90-day free trial and use Virtual PC and XP Mode. The evaluation copy of Win 7 Enterprise (for IT professionals) can be downloaded until December 31, 2010. But you must use Win 7 Enterprise and Virtual PC in order to use the free copy of XP Pro SP3 included with XP Mode.
     
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    How about using an evaluation version of XP for testing in a VM? I do not know how long you can use XP without a serial code.

    Another option is to use an evaluation version of Win 7 ultimate/pro, that DOES have XP mode. You can use win 7 for 120 days without a code, legally.
     
  6. Dogbiscuit

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    FWIW, I was mistaken in post #3. Virtual PC and XP Mode will not function in the Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day evaluation.
     
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