A few months ago, I acquired a Windows 7 Ultimate product key and updated from Home Premium to Ultimate. Well, now I get the "This copy of Windows is not genuine" message. I have the Home Premium product key that I was using before I upgraded to Ultimate. I would want to know how I could downgrade from Ultimate to Home Premium without having any CD and only the product key. If it helps, it's a 64-bit OS. Thanks in advance!
You need a disk for doing this. Google for
Now run the Tool Windows 7 Downgrader (read the comments there for special steps on 64bit systems),
click on "Downgrade to Home Premium", insert the Windows 7 DVD and do an Inplace Upgrade/ Repair Installation:
This downgrades Win7 Ultimate to Home Premium.
NOTE: This is not officially supported by MS, but it works.