Questions tagged [downgrade]

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 Mac OSX 12 Monterey to 10.12 Sierra

I bought a refurbished 2015 MacBook so that I could continue using my legacy software, but its SSD came preinstalled with OS 10.14 Monterey. I want to degrade it to 10.12 Sierra. I have a Time Machine ...
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OS X Mavericks gets stuck at "Loading Drivers..."

I'm currently trying to run OS X Mavericks on a 2015 MacBook Air. I know I know it is not supported but I thought I could try to get it working myself by copying over some kext files. I really need to ...
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Is it possible to downgrade .NET Framework from version 4.8 to 4.7.2

I need to downgrade .net framework from 4.8 to 4.7.2 in order to test some software. I've read in forums like this one that .net framework is a feature now in Windows server 2008 r2. That said can ...
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Can I tell if a Windows 7 machine is licensed for Windows 10?

I have serveral Windows 7 machines I need to dispose of, some of these machines were brought with Windows 10 Pro pre installed. Someone then decided to downgrade these machines to Windows 7 and not ...
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get rid of accidentally installed packages

I seem to have accidentally added the system76 ppa for Pop!_OS to my Ubuntu 20.04 installation. (what is really strange is that I have not realized this...) In the meanwhile, I have removed the ppa ...
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How do I flash an AMI BIOS? Can I do it with a .bin file? (Razer Blade Laptop)

I have a Razer Blade 15" (2019) Advanced that has an AMI (American Megatrends) BIOS that I'm trying to downgrade because of some USB port issues. Downgrades using only Razer's provided BIOS ...
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Why some firmware updates prevent downgrading?

I refer to computer parts or devices like Routers or Motherboards where vendors release newer firmware over a period of time. However, for some upgrades vendors clearly mention that once you upgrade ...
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How to downgrade to a specific version of package in linux mint?

I've recently upgraded thunderbird to version 68.2, which broke every single addon I had, so I decided to downgrade to version 60.9, specifically, apt-cache policy thunderbird showed me that a ...
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How do I downgrade MinGW GCC to 4.8,4?

I'm starting a C++ course in college, and they asked for all assignments to be compilable on GCC 4.8.4. I decided to go with MinGW on Windows 10 via Eclipse, but on the "Versions" tab of any given ...
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How to downgrade Python 3 to Python 2?

From my understanding, mysql isn't compatible with Python 3. I've tried several methods on Google to downgrade my version of Python, like run conda install python=2.7.12 But this didn't work. I ...
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How to make a package upgradeable again after manually installing a specific version?

My aim was to switch from a testing to a stable repository. To do that I removed the testing repo, added the stable repo and then installed a specific version from the stable repository. Unfortunately ...
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How can I know what versions of Windows I can legally use?

Bought an older laptop on the cheap for some light work. Originally it came with Windows XP, the refurbisher put Windows 10 on it. The computer works for what I need it to, but barely (system ...
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Is it possible to rollback / downgrade Linux Mint?

I have a box upgrade from Linux 18.3 to 19.1, and it does not display my preferred theme's widgets correctly. Is there a good way to downgrade the windowing and/or the whole installation back to how ...
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Downgrade PHP 7.3.2 to PHP 5.4 CentOS 7.6 [closed]

How can i Downgrade PHP 7.3.2 to PHP 5.4 on CentOS 7.6? I've tried this : service httpd stop sudo yum-config-manager --enable remi-php54 sudo yum-config-manager --disable remi-php73 sudo yum -y ...
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Can't opt out of Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview

I switched off the Insider Preview about 2 months ago, but I am still getting a message on my desktop that I am running Build 18272.re_prerelease.181026-1425. How do I revert back to a more stable ...
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Downgrade Windows 10 Education to Home without clean install

I have a Windows 10 laptop that was preinstalled with Windows 10 Home. Because I use this laptop for college, I have a product key for Windows 10 Education for some extra features (like remote desktop)...
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Downgrade Windows 10 from recovery partition

I have an Acer laptop with an OEM Windows 8.1 originally installed on it. After upgrading to Windows 10 I would need to do a factory reset. If I go to Disk Management, the recovery partition seems to ...
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Downgrade from Windows 10 to 8.1 without Windows.old folder

I accidentally deleted the Windows.old folder from the Recycle Bin. Now I want to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1. How can I do that?
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Downgrade Linux Minor Version

I ran yum update-minimal at Oracle Linux 7.4 and the version has been upgraded to 7.5 unfortunately. How can I downgrade the version to 7.4? And why "update-minimal" changed the minor version?
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Windows 7 to Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Dell Latitude E6430, that originally came with Windows 7 Pro from Dell. COA says "Windows 7 Pro OA". Successfully updated to Windows 10 Pro when the update was available freely. I now have reasons (...
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Preserve new version of GeForce Experience when downgrading NV driver?

I have a GeForce GTX 800M series GPU on my laptop. For whatever reason, I prefer a specific (somewhat old) version of driver, but I also like trying new drivers occasionally. The problem is, when ...
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Downgrade PHP 7.1.7 to PHP 7.0.6 CentOS 7

Is it possible to downgrade PHP version from 7.1.7 to 7.0.6 on centOS 7? I've try to run yum remove php-common php-cli mod-php then install php with run yum -y install php70w-pdo php70w-mysqlnd ...
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Windows | Uninstall script | downgrade Firefox

Much like most popular browsers, Firefox wants to stay up-to-date as much as possible. In certain situations upgrading isn't the best option as a lot of stuff will probably not work with newer ...
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Windows 10 Downgrade rights/ OEM eligibility of Microsoft Refurbisher License/ COA & Installation/ Activation of Windows 8.1/ 8, 7 on such machines?

Windows 10 Downgrade rights/ OEM eligibility of Microsoft Refurbisher License/ COA & Installation/ Activation of Windows 8.1/ 8, 7 on such machines? Found a Registered/ Authorized Refurbisher (...
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Restoring using recovery partition without losing software

I was using Windows 7, later on I moved to Windows 8. I installed some applications after that. I want to revert back to Windows 7. I have a recovery disk in my laptop, but I do not want to lose any ...
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Is it possible to transfer a Windows "Home to Pro" licence key to another computer?

My computer came pre-installed with Windows 8 Home, the licence key being baked into the BIOS. I have since upgraded via the Microsoft-offered free channels to Windows 8.1 Home, and now Windows 10 ...
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Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7 Pro fails to install USB 3.0 drivers

I'm having issues to downgrade Windows 7 Pro from a preinstalled Win 10 machine. I already did a lot of research but couldn't handle it yet. The main problem are the USB 3.0 drivers. When I try to ...
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Windows 7 is not genuine after rolling back from Windows 10

A little background story: I upgraded to Windows 10 while it was free, then rolled back to windows 7 within 30 days for the sole purpose of getting a “digital entitlement”. I didn’t use my PC for ...
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Windows 8.1 downgrade is not working

A while back I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 because it worked fine on my desktop. From the get go I realized that wasn't a good idea. My laptop has run significantly slower ever since, and every '...
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Installing Windows 7 Home on an existing Windows Professional

I leave my workplace soon, and I have the opportunity to buy my computer. Whether it is a good idea or not, that's up to me, but what I am interested in is to keep my data, softwares, preferences, etc....
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downgrade new laptop to windows 7 using clean install

I bought a new Medion laptop with Windows 10 already installed. For many compelling reasons I don't like win10. I tried to install win7. First I had to modify my ISO USB stick to include a driver for ...
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How can I return to a production build of window 10 without losing my program

I'm currently using a insider build. Some of my program now doesn't work as expected so I want to revert back to normal build. On Microsoft website they say there are two options: Wait until they ...
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Can't pin files to taskbar after downgrade to Win7

This has happened to three computers so far: Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Downgraded back down to Windows 7 Files that were previously pinned to app in taskbar have disappeared Dragging ...
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Can I acquire a Windows 8.1 licence by free upgrade from 7 to 10, then downgrading

So, I have Windows 7 pro, and I'm looking to upgrade so that I can use some of the apps that are only available in Windows 8+. I considered just taking advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade, and ...
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Factory reset on a laptop that has Windows 8.1 OEM and was downgraded to Windows 7

I have a laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 and then I downgraded it to Windows 7. I need to do a Factory reset on it but want to keep Windows 7.... Should I go through the Recovery ...
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Downgrade User Profile from Domain to Workgroup

I'm doing some one-off IT maintenance for a very small business <15 employees I moved all their e-mail to Microsoft Office365, and all of their shared network files to Microsoft SharePoint Online. ...
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Get back my Windows 10 Product Key

My son's machine had Windows 8/8.1 Home and updated to Windows 10. Someone told him to use a random Windows 10 Pro key and he would get Pro for free. It didn't work obviously and now he see's a "...
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purchase a laptop to recycle windows product key

I need to activate Windows 7 ultimate x64 on my workingstation and I have to buy a product key. I'm considering opting for a solution with a greater value for money: purchasing a cheap used laptop ...
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downgrade windows 10 pro to original edition

After upgrading to windows 10 pro on a tablet of mine that came preloaded with windows 10 home, I would like to downgrade it back to home. However, the tablet doesn't have a recovery partition and I ...
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After downgrading Windows 10 to the previous build, can I return to the newer one?

I've downgraded Windows trying to fix the problem with the start menu, but it made it even worse (previously the menu just didn't open, now it still doesn't plus I get error prompt) The problem is ...
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After a good 4 months of W10, it has just started to restore to previous version. Why?

So I have been happily using W10 Home on my laptop for around 4 months and today I simply started it up, to find out a very warm christmasy welcome message saying "Restoring Windows to previous ...
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Downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7

I have a brand new ASUS laptop that came with Windows 10 pre-installed. I would like to downgrade this to Windows 7. Do I need to get a valid Windows 7 key? If yes, how is this downgrade process ...
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Windows 10 Downgrade apps may be removed

I need to downgrade a laptop that upgraded itself from 8.1 to Windows 10 over the weekend. My only issue is that before I do this I need to know what apps I may have to reinstall. I have not installed ...
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Will IE9 run on Windows 10?

I need to install IE9 on Windows 10, but cannot. I keep getting a message "Internet Explorer 9 is already installed on this system". I found an article on how to downgrade from IE10 TO IE9, but it ...
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How can I understand what happens to my laptop?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which was recently upgraded to 14.04.03. With that upgrade came a new kernel (i.e. 3.11.0-18-generic) that breaks my X server. If I select a previous kernel version (i.e. ...
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How to downgrade from windows 10 to windows 8.1 by windows 8.1 disc?

I upgraded from windows 8.1 to windows 10 and I want back to windows 8.1, but I can't use recovery method because I deleted windows.old folder from my drive. I have original windows 8.1 (setup files) ...
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Downgrading Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to Windows 7 Professional x64 or Ultimate x64

Is it possible to downgrade Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to a Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate x64 installation? Can this be done without doing a clean install? I am aware that a different license is required ...
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Windows 10 revert to Win8 to reset key activation

I am currently in a computer crisis. I just updated my PC to Windows 10. The problem occurred during the activation of the Windows 10 Pro and Family key. Microsoft Support tells me what are blocked ...
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Cannot refresh windows 8.1 after downgrade from windows 10

The computer started off as running windows 8.1 out of the box. When windows 10 was officially released, the computer was upgraded using a usb drive with windows 10 installation media, rather than ...
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Windows 10 downgrade bootloop

I downgraded to Windows 8.1 according to this answer's advice. Now, whenever I start my computer I am stuck seeing a bootloop of a black log-on screen. I can also see my mouse cursor which moves back ...
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