Saturday, 15 January, 2011 6:42 PMI'm changing my pirate Windows 7 Ultimate to legal Windows 7 Home Premium.
These damn popups won't go away and at least the Home version is cheaper than before. Does downgrading a pirated 7 Ultimate to 7 Home Premium need a serial number change, a reinstallation from a disk (does a upgrade disk work?), or will it need a total reinstall?
Saturday, 15 January, 2011 7:35 PM
Backup your data and do a clean (repartition and reformat) installation.
And hope your cracked W7 disc did not have one of those malwares that writes itself into the BIOS...they're harder to eradicate than cockroaches.
Wednesday, 2 February, 2011 9:05 PMModeratorYou will need to purchase a genuine "Full Version" edition of Windows 7 and perform a "clean install" which requires a reformat of the hard drive. A "downgrade" from Windows 7 Ultimate to Home Premium is not possible.
- Marked As Answer by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Monday, 7 February, 2011 10:27 PM