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how to downgrade from Win 8 Pro to Win 7 ultimate without formatting. i had win 7 ultimate. I updated it to win 8 build 9200. now i wan to downgrade to my previous version of win 7. How to do that without formatting?? please help

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This cannot be done unless you made clone image of your system before you upgraded to Windows 8. –  Ramhound Nov 28 '12 at 11:58
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There is no way to downgrade without formatting.

Backup your data, format, and reinstall Windows 7.

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Try it with the help of the Windows.old folder:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/en

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The files which consist of Windows 7 have been overwritten by the files which consist of Windows 8. In order to restore those files, you need to copy them from somewhere: i.e. the Windows 7 install disc. Thus, the only way to 'downgrade' from Windows 8 to Windows 7 is to reinstall.

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