Need to downgrade...to a different language, too

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by SirLoseALot, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. SirLoseALot

    SirLoseALot MDL Novice

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    Hey guys,

    since my cheap'o Ultimate key I bought at some online auction just got nuked by MS, I have decided to go with a Home Premium OEM, purchased at Amazon.

    Anyways, I'd hate to lose my system by doing a complete installation...

    Questions:

    Does the registry hack where you change EditionID and ProductName still work? If it doesn't, are there other ways?

    Can I even "upgrade" the system using a non-upgrade version of Windows?

    Will the fact that my system's language is English, while the OEM DVD is German, negatively affect the process?

    Finally, would you recommend just biting the bullet and going with a fresh installation?

    Thanks!
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    To be honest I would always do fresh install just backup any files or documents you need to another partition, hard drive or cd/dvd, Obviously it is your choice not to sure if downgrade would work with different language but if you do try i would still backup your files just in case.
     
  3. l2p2c2

    l2p2c2 MDL Member

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    Downgrade doesn't work with different language version
     
  4. SirLoseALot

    SirLoseALot MDL Novice

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    #4 SirLoseALot, Sep 3, 2010
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    (OP)
    Alright,

    so I'm looking at a new installation.

    Thanks for your replies! :worthy:


    Edit:

    Is there any way to remove the annoying "windows is not genuine" pop-up until my new DVD/key gets delivered?
    I don't need to make it genuine, just want to use the pc without this crap for a day or so (Amazon premium, so should be here tomorrow).
     
  5. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    You can use it as trial if ur just gonna use it for a day or two.. just dont enter any key during install..
     
  6. SirLoseALot

    SirLoseALot MDL Novice

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    Thanks, mate.
    However, I'm talking about removing the non-genuine message from my current, formerly genuine version.

    As soon as the new one arrives, I'm going to re-install.
     
  7. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Oh s**t ok :p

    Well you can uninstall all keys and go back to trialmode. Should be info in the officiall repository, its a sticky thread.
     
  8. l2p2c2

    l2p2c2 MDL Member

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    Check out the Official Windows 7 Repository thread.
    You will find usefull information there
     
  9. SirLoseALot

    SirLoseALot MDL Novice

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    Thanks - I *think* that did the trick.

    Windows complained about not being genuine on startup, but the system properties show that I have 3 days until it must be activated. Since I'll be nuking the system tomorrow, that's just fine.
     
  10. pkgacon

    pkgacon MDL Novice

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    thank.......................
     
  11. pkgacon

    pkgacon MDL Novice

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    thank..................................
     
  12. provaid82

    provaid82 MDL Novice

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    nice very good 10x