Forgot to add this will also be easier to set up as I already have a disk
image I can copy in.


On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

I found an Amazon reseller who has a single new Lenovo G555 Win 7 Home
Premium 32-bit (which is the model we had stolen) left for sale. I bought
it. It was cheaper than buying a Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit followed by an
upgrade to Pro.

This will get us over the hump for right now. We will need an additional
laptop soon, so our regular supplier supplier has time to find something.

It's beginning to sound like our best bet in the future is to buy Win 7
64-bit Pro and use XP mode to get to 32-bit.


On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Luke Gerhardt <lgerhardt@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:


http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx

According to the information there, you can't downgrade from 7 Home at
all, nor does it touch on cross-architecture downgrades. So, while your
ideal option would be to go to 7 Pro to get XP Mode, I'd consider the
costs involved in going from Home to Pro to be punitively expensive.
You'd also have to be certain that your laptop's processor supports
virtualization extensions in order to use XP Mode (IIRC).

VirtualBox + valid XP license is the cheapest method by far, and the one
I currently use. It will run whether or not you have a CPU with
virtualization enhancements, although your performance will definitely
be affected.

On 12/12/2011 1:00 PM, pctech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:36:18 -0500
from: Jeff Crosby<jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: [PCTECH] Windows OS downgrade - how does it work?

All,

We had a laptop stolen Friday and need to get a replacement. The
Windows
app in use is 16-bit (yea, I know) so I need Windows 32-bit.

Office Depot has a tremendous price this week only on Lenovo G570
(4334-5VU0) which is Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. So it won't work as is.
Since it's Home Premium, XP mode is out.

Is it true that I would have downgrade license to Win 7 32-bit Home
Premium? If so, how does that work? Do I need to get physical media
somewhere?
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