Microsoft's Upgrade Policy?

Hello, all!

I haven't really been watching the Windows 8 scene too closely, due to that fact that it seems to be optimized for tablets...

Anyway, I just read an article about its fast boot times. Since I absolutely cannot stand long boot times, this sounds quite appealing. I may do some more reading about Windows 8 and how it will look and feel on PCs...

Anyway, here is my question: If I upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Ultimate, and it turns out I don't like Windows 8, is it possible to reinstall Windows 7 using the key? Or has the key been changed to Windows 8 within Microsoft's databases or whatever?

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    Like all other upgrades before, you will buy an upgrade key that comes with the OS. So yes, you could uninstall 8 and reinstall 7 with the old 7 key you have always had.
  2. Alright, thanks for the info!

    (I went from an old XP comp to a new one with Windows 7 (and left XP on the old one), so I've never done an upgrade before, so wasn't sure).
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