Downgrading is replacing hardware or software with older or less capable versions or equivalents. Going from Windows 7 to Windows Vista, for example, would be a downgrade. It is the opposite of [upgrade].

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Downgrade Windows 8.1 Pro RETAIL (a new box, NOT preinstalled) to Windows 7

If I buy a Windows 8.1 PROFESSIONAL retail box, and NOT a PC with pre installed Windows 8, can I still exercise my downgrade rights to downgrade to Windows 7. ( I have a Windows 7 ISO and I will use ...
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Remove GRUB 2.02 Beta 2

I want to remove GRUB 2.02 Beta 2. Due to installation of Ubuntu 14.04, GRUB 2.02 Beta 2 get automatically install. I want to replace it with GRUB 2. How to do that?
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Downgrade Windows 8 with Ubuntu installed

I have a legal Embedded Windows 8 Industry Pro on my Lenovo Z510 laptop but I don't like it at all. I also installed an Ubuntu next to Win8. I have lots of data and I don't want to loose it. Obtaining ...
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Downgraded Windows 8 to Windows 7 - Activating with license stored in BIOS? [duplicate]

I'm having a few issues regarding a downgrade I am attempting. I've recently bought a Lenovo M30-70 from our supplier, this laptop came with Windows 8 Pre-installed. I've installed Windows 7 on the ...
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Lenovo M30-70 Windows 7 Ethernet Controller

I've recently installed Windows 7 on a Lenovo M30-70 Notebook. It came in Windows 8 as default. I delete all partitions when I downgrade/upgrade. My main issue is that I am missing multiple ...
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Windows XP 64-bit Conexant Pebble HD Audio Driver

I have installed Windows XP 64-bit on my HP Pavilion G60T-500 CTO notebook PC and along with installing a non-factory OS came the struggle of finding drivers. My audio device is a Conexant Pebble HD ...
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Windows 7 Pro with Windows 8.1 Pro license? [duplicate]

The company I work for will be replacing a group of computers with new. With the pending return of the normal start menu, I'd like to start looking to Windows 8.1 as a viable OS option for the ...
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Downgrade Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center to Windows 8.1 Pro

I built my own computer, and bought a copy of Windows 8 Pro about a year ago. Entered my product key and everything during setup, went smoothly. When Windows 8.1 came out I upgraded through the ...
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How to downgrade from Chrome 35 to 34 without losing data?

After upgrading Chromium from 34 to 35, the usability of Chromium went downhill. So I decided to downgrade Chromium. Fortunately, the previous version of Chromium was still somewhere on my disk, so ...
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Can I switch from Chrome dev to beta without uninstalling?

I'm on OS X 10.9 using Chrome 36.0.1976.2 dev. I want to "downgrade" to the beta track. Do I need to back up my user data and reinstall Chrome as outlined (for Windows but I get the gist) in this ...
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Is a downgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 7 Professional reversible?

If I downgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 7 Professional, can I change my mind later on and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro for free?
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Why do drivers for windows change for each release?

from my experience it seems that comparability between windows versions is reasonably good, especially for the average home user, businesses not included. why do the hardware manufacturers have to ...
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restore rpm to default installed version on RHEL

Is there a way to restore one single package back to the original version shipped with the RHEL OS? A YUM downgrade just downgrades the package to the previous version located on the repository and ...
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After debian downgrade all packages are in local or obsolete

I have weird problem: because, after downgrading from Debian jessie (testing) to wheezy (stable) - by changing sources.lost. Apt-get don't want to downgrade packages, but they are in Installed (local ...
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Downgrade fedora 20 kernel

I want to downgrade fedora's 20 kernel (3.11) to version 2.6 because I have a package that only supports that kernel. I have looked everywhere for 2.6 kernel for fedora 20, but with no luck. If I try ...
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Can I downgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 8.1 using Windows 8 DVD?

I upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 without taking a system Image before the upgrade. And I'm pretty unhappy with the upgrade as my PC continuously keeps crashing and keeps showing some lame ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10: How to downgrade kernel

Ubuntu Server 13.10 appears to be very unstable, I got random crashes of the system with no apparent reason and nothing is showing in syslog. This is screenshot from the console when the crash ...
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Pycharm community: how to revert to previous version (uninstall 3.0.2 patch which breaks Terminal plugin)

Is there a way to undo pycharm patch installtion and downgrade from 3.0.2 to 3.0.0 ? JetBrains web page under previous versions shows only 2.X branch and it's not clear where to get original 3.0.0 ...
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Downgrade to Win7 from Win8(Pro) [duplicate]

I've just bought new laptop, it's an HP Pavilion 17-e072nr. But it turned out it was a refurbished one, at least not an untouched one. But it is unused, plastic films still on it, smells new etc. The ...
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How can I downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional edition?

I’m trying to downgrade Windows 7 from the Ultimate edition to the Professional edition. I followed the steps recommended about modifying the registry, but they didn’t work. How can I downgrade?
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Can’t install IE 10 anymore, after uninstalling IE 11, 10 and 9

For a friend of mine, IE 11 was installed via automatic Windows updates. Unfortunately, the screen reader in use doesn’t support IE 11 (which freezes everytime after starting it), so I wanted to ...
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Microsoft Windows license - using Windows Upgrade License for downgrade [duplicate]

At the moment I'm using an old laptop that previously had Windows Vista OEM. I upgraded it to Win7HP using Upgrade Box bought at local retailer. Now I want to buy myself a new laptop, but the one I ...
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How to get back to Windows 7 after downgrade to XP

I used the CD that came with my old laptop to wipe all data and reinstall Windows. To my horror, the CD installed Windows XP instead of Windows 7 !!! How can I get back to Windows 7 ? I still have ...
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Downgrade PHP from 5.5.3 to 5.4.x in Ubuntu 13.10

During the update from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, PHP was upgraded to 5.5.3. How can I downgrade to 5.4.x?
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Can I install Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 8?

I'm on windows 8 and I need to attend web counselling to get me a seat in college. In windows 8, I have got IE 10 by default but the site says "USE ONLY IE 6.0 TO 8.0" So can I downgrade the version ...
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Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7 from System Image

Recently i upgraded my laptop to Windows 8 from Windows 7. I am not happy with the performance of windows 8 and I want to downgrade it to windows 7. I have a Windows Image Backup in my D:\ Drive and ...
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Easiest way to replace preinstalled Windows 8 with new hard drive with Windows 7

There are all kinds of questions and answers relevant moving Windows 8 to a new hard drive. I'm not seeing anything quite applicable to my situation. I have a new, unopened, unbooted notebook with ...
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Can I downgrade from the Windows 8.1 preview to Windows 8 if I have an OEM CD?

The internet is full of vague information about how you can downgrade the Windows 8.1 preview to Windows 8, and I kind of want to try it, but only if it's not going to be too inconvenient to uninstall ...
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yum update and downgrade packages

I have two bundles: bundle 7.5.0.0.0.14 and bundle 7.5.0.0.0.11 Each one contains a bunch of .rpms, with dependencies. bundle 7.5.0.0.0.14 is an updated version of bundle 7.5.0.0.0.11, except for ...
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I am trying to downgrade my HP envy 8 1414 from Windows 8 to Windows 7 and need the sata controller driver

I have downloaded several drivers and extracted the files, but none seem to be working for me. I have seen a couple of posts about this, but I keep running into the wall. Any help would be ...
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How to downgrade Windows 7 to XP?

I have a small laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed (no CD ROM drive). I have the installation files of Windows XP on a USB flash drive but it's not bootable. I want to remove Windows 7 completely ...
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Downgrading Windows 8 Home Premium to Windows 7

Someone generously donated a Windows 8 laptop to the organization I work for, however we just (finally) standardized on a single OS -- Windows 7. I would like to downgrade to Windows 7, but the OS ...
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How to revert to older version of libc6 in Ubuntu?

I installed valgrind which replaced libc6 on my Ubuntu 12.04 system with a sligthly different version, which broke an application on my system. Can I somehow revert to the Ubuntu 5.1 version? If so, ...
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Downgrade Microsoft Office Pro 2013 to 2010 retail [duplicate]

I am still running SBS2003 on a VM network with WinXP and win 7 32&64 I purchased a office pro 2013 and I realize that it is not compatible with exchange 2003. Can I downgrade this to 2010 Pro or ...
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How do I downgrade php from 5.4 to 5.3 in CentOS?

I have a webserver running CentOS 6. Yesterday, I installed php-gd with yum install php-gd because I couldn't see graphics on my website. However, when I see my php version, it changed from 5.3 to ...
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I want to downgrade my Windows but not sure how to do it?

I have Windows 8 Pro but it's not useful for daily work. I can spend my time instead working on something better on Win7. I want to rollback to Windows 7. I have downloaded the Windows 7 SP1 ISO ...
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Trying to install windows 7 on a windows 8 computer

I sent my computer off to the geek squad to be repaired, but it was a 'junk out', and thus I received a new one, although, unlike my last one, this computer has Windows 8 installed on it, which I did ...
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Windows 8 downgrade to windows 7

I have just bought a Lenovo Ideapad Z585 which has Windows 8 pre installed. I don't think it is the Pro version as there is no sticker on the case with the product key. I have spent 36 hours trying to ...
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Possible to re-install Windows 7 on new Toshiba Windows 8 laptop?

My friend recently bought a new TOSHIBA Satellite C855D-S5340 laptop, and I offered to replace his Windows 8 OS using the Windows 7 disk I have. I was able to get it to read the Windows 7 bootable ...
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How do I uninstall IE 10 and get back IE 9?

I recently installed IE 10 on Windows 7. The initial install was smooth and all looked good, until I opened a website (cnn.com) and got a blank screen. So I decided that the pre-release was not ready, ...
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How to downgrade Office 2013 to 2010?

I recently installed MS Office 2013. It's all working fine so far apart from one thing - no compatibility with Mendeley. This is a big deal for me as I have thousands of references stored in Mendeley ...
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Asus K75D windows 8, install windows 7

I've just booted a brand new Asus K75DE notebook which comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. I was amazed when the serial key was not sticked to the bottom of the laptop, and after some research I found ...
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Downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Home Premium?

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 ...
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Using a Windows 7 recovery disk for a Netbook with no DVD-Drive

A while back, I decided to put Windows 8 developer preview on my Samsung NC110-A09AU, a trusty little netbook I use a ton. It doesn't have a DVD drive, and I foolishly allowed Windows 8 to install ...
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Can I use an upgrade DVD to downgrade to Windows 7?

I have a DVD for upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 7 Pro; Can I use it to downgrade from Windows 8 (normal version)? EDIT: If it is not possible, is there any way to downgrade without having to pay ...
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How do I revert back to Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7? So I recently install Windows 8 and I would like to revert back to my Windows 7 install using my "Windows.old" folder that ...
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Is there a way to downgrade Windows 8 for free?

I recently got a laptop as a gift, but unfortunately it came with Windows 8. Does Microsoft offer a free downgrade?
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How to remove Media Center from Windows 8

I bought 2 Windows 8 upgrades, 1 for my PC and 1 for my notebook. I added Windows Media Center to my notebook using the free offer in November (side note: the key was emailed to me within 5 minutes, I ...
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Is it possible to downgrade an OEM Windows 8 install to Windows 7?

I recently purchased an ASUS K55A. Like all Windows 8 machines, it come with a UEFI feature called Secure Boot. This basically makes sure that the laptop won't load anything other than the Windows 8 ...
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Downgrade from WINDOWS 8 PRO RTM X64 BUILD: 6.2.9200.16384.WIN8_RTM.120725-124 to windows 7 ultimate without formatting

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 ...