I have read about downgrade rights and understand that on Windows 8 Pro you can install Windows 7 with an already used disk and licence key with phone activation, then go back to Windows 8 Pro at any time. That is as I understand it anyway.
My sister has got a new laptop with WIndows 8 pre installed, the standard version. I have the Windows 7 installation disk and a key that has already been used on her old laptop. Her old laptop does not use Windows 7 anymore as I run Lubuntu on it.
What I don’t understand is, surely I could install Windows 7 on the new laptop which would remove Windows 8 when I install it (am I right here?) and use the (already used) licence key that is no longer in use (am I right here?) and the only limitation due to not having a Pro version of Windows 8 is that she cannot upgrade to Windows 8 when she is ready (am I right here?).
Or is it that Windows 7 cannot be installed on the computer at all because it is Windows 8 standard? I doubt it but I just wanted to be sure in case I messed up the laptop.
Thank your help MakeUseOf! :)