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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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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Downgrade Acer Aspire 5742 to XP

To start with: yes, I know Microsoft will stop supporting XP in the near-future. I just NEED a machine running it. I have an Acer Aspire 5742 which I've downgraded by cleaning the partitions to ...
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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 downgrade and install packages with yum?

I need to install a set of packages which can contain packages which are older versions of already installed packages, in which case a ' downgrade' is necessary; but otherwise, an install is needed. ...
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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 ...
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Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 8. Then downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7

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

I am about to upgrade to Windows 8 Professional however I was wondering if I would be able to downgrade to Windows 7 if there are any compatibility issues and such forth.
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Why There Is Limited BIOS Revisions Displayed For My Laptop's Model?

There are actually many BIOS revisions available for my laptop's model - from A04 to A08 and then from A12 to A14 (latest to date). Albeit when signing in to DELL's website and navigating to download ...
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Node.js from yum on Fedora fails to start with v8 symbol error

I installed the nodejs package on Fedora 16 this way: # yum install nodejs But it crashed on startup when run with no arguments: $ nodejs nodejs: ../src/handle_wrap.cc:65: static ...
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Downgrading from SL to Leopard keeping all apps and files intact? [closed]

I'm currently running 10.5.8 on my macbook and thinking about upgrading it to SL. However, I fear that some programs I have might not be compatible with SL considering in particular I've read both ...
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Adobe Flash CS4 and Adobe Flash CS6: How to export for one another?

A friend of mine asked me for help on a Flash project. I agreed. I had no prior experience in working with Flash, but I was surprised how comfortable it is to program in AS3, so I was actually quite ...
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Downgrade my current NVidia driver to a specific version

Recently my NVidia driver was updated from 270.41.06-0ubuntu1 to 270.41.06-0ubuntu1.1, but I have troubles with it. Is there an easy way to rollback with aptitude to the version before?
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How can I restore my laptop from Windows 7 to its original Windows Vista recovery partition?

I bought my Acer laptop 4 years ago with Vista Home Premium x86. It has a recovery partition that I have used successfully in the past to format everything and reinstall Windows to factory settings. ...
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Cygwin wants to downgrade my Perl

I'm using Cygwin 2.769. I used setup.exe to upgrade Perl to version 5.14.1-2, which works fine. But now whenever I open setup.exe to upgrade/install some other package, it by default wants to ...
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Downgrading gaming pc to NAS box

I currently have an old gaming pc which I wish to turn into a NAS box. Im aware and understand the way to install, im more interested in reducing power consumption. I thought if i removed the ...