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How to downgrade to original Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows 10 (30 days limit expired)

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Some months ago i have decided to upgrade my compaq notebook from the Original Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10, as I thought that I could easily go back whenever I wanted.

Now I want my original Windows 7 Home Premium OS back , but I am unable to restore it.

What is the easiest way to get my initial OS back onto my notebook (Windows 7 Home Premium)?

Please help me

Thank You

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Hi:

 

If you can still read all 25 characters of the W7 product key on the Microsoft sticker on your PC's case, you can make your own plain version of W7.

 

This site claims to have genuine, unadulterated W7 ISO files for download...

 

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

 

Click on the link labeled Windows ISO Downloader.exe

 

You can use either the:

 

 Win 7 Home SP1 or the (Retail version, but the  OEM key on your PC's case will work with it)

 

 Win 7 Home SP1 COEM (This version would be for what HP would have used--System Builder)

 

N is for European Union (EU) countries.

 

K is for South Korean markets.

 

Then you can use this tool to transfer the file to a 4 GB USB flash drive or a DVD.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

 

If you can't read all 25 characters of the W7 product key, you will have to contact HP for the country you live in at the link below and see if you can still get a set of W7 recovery disks for your PC.

 

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html

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