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Can I Install Windows 7 Pro EOM on Windows 8 Pro PC?

Last response: in Windows 8
November 27, 2012 11:19:01 PM

I recently bought a new PC that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I subsequently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro so that my work's software would be compatable. Our database software is not compatible with Windows 8 so I dual partitioned my hard drive with the hopes of installing Windows 7 Pro. I bought Windows 7 Pro OEM because it was cheaper (And I was unaware of the difference at the time). Do I need to use an OPK to install Win 7 Pro OEM, or is it even possible to install with Windows 8 Pro because it's an OEM.

Is there any way I can install my copy of Windows 7 Pro OEM or do I have to buy the Standard Win 7 Pro software? Any instruction or advice would be very helpful.
November 27, 2012 11:27:15 PM

1) Partition HDD or SDD, sounds like you've already done this.
2) Insert the Windows 7 OEM DVD-ROM.
3) Restart your computer and follow the prompts.

a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
November 28, 2012 3:00:30 PM

also, I think if you have windows 8 you can downgrade to windows 7 or vista for no charge.
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