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Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 8 and then downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?

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It is possible, but with some limitations. See… – mythealias Nov 3 '12 at 12:40
Sure is, make system images of each after they are installed, restore the one you want at any time. – Moab Nov 3 '12 at 18:49

Yes, but only if you have the necessary Windows 7 licence.

(Retail Windows 8 upgrades do not include downgrade rights or media.)

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