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Downgrading from 8 to 7 and license transfer

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barkininci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 4, 2013 8:28 PM

Hi guys i have a problem, I have installed windows 7 professional using boot camp (it created a usb disk to install etc.) afterwards I installed windows 8 upgrade, And now I am taking my RMBP to apple service and they're probably gonna replace it, I want to use windows 7 in bootcamp, How can I downgrade and use my 7 license on the new bootcamp?. Will it work? Thanks again... Should I just delete my partition on bootcamp?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, Other OS
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 10:39 PM (in response to barkininci)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    Just in case, I recommend you to make a backup and erase everything on the internal disk. To delete the Boot Camp partition, open Boot Camp Assistant and follow the steps.

     

    barkininci wrote:

     

    How can I downgrade and use my 7 license on the new bootcamp?. Will it work? Thanks again...

     

    You shouldn't have any problem activating Windows 7 on a new MacBook Pro because, if I'm not wrong, you can activate 3 computers with one Windows 7 product key (or similar)

  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to mende1)

    You are wrong. One product key per computer.

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