Just wondering if anyone has actually done this? I know its legally possible and can find some basic info from MS about it but I can't figure out how the actual process would work.
So say I buy a new PC from HP with Windows 8 Pro OEM installed.
How would I get Windows 7 Pro installation media and product key? Would the Windows 8 product key activate any Windows 7 Pro installation?
The reason I'm asking is the software we make is certified for Windows 7 but we won't be able to get to certifying on Windows 8 for quite some time, meanwhile when you try and buy a new PC from any major brands they come only with Windows 8 :(
Yeah its like both MS and the manufacturers say its possible but there doesnt appear to be anyway to actually do it legally. I've got plenty of Windows 7 install media on USB or DVD etc but how do I actually purchase just a product key by itself and does my OEM purchase of Windows 8 not count in the price? Hmmm....