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    win10 downgrade rights

    If I just bought a laptop with win10 pro can I use downgrade rights to install win7 pro without using one of my retail licences (which I have separately - and can use if required)? Or should I just use my retail licence and not mess with the win10 licence?

    The laptop was previously shipped with win7 so all the drivers etc are on the website - along with ubuntu too which I shall also play with if i can get it to dual boot.

    is there any penalty to going to win7 in terms of screen scaling (it's 3200x1800 pixels on 13.3 inch screen).

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    Re: win10 downgrade rights

    Yes, Windows 10 Pro OEM includes that licensing right:

    https://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/lic...id=k2Bva9AGR4H

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    Re: win10 downgrade rights

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    is there any penalty to going to win7 in terms of screen scaling (it's 3200x1800 pixels on 13.3 inch screen).
    Yes, but it's certainly not fixed completely in Win10 yet either. It's multi monitor different scaling support is better than it was pre AU, but still isn't there yet.
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    Re: win10 downgrade rights

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Yes, but it's certainly not fixed completely in Win10 yet either. It's multi monitor different scaling support is better than it was pre AU, but still isn't there yet.
    You're not wrong. I played with it last night. I expected more tbh.

    Dell have the win7 OS image and drivers on their website. I can get all the drivers ok, but it blocks me from the OS image via service tag authorisation which only gives me the option to download win10pro. Should I press them to provide me the image?

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