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Downgrade from Microsoft Windows 10, 8/8.1: What is Eligible? - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, ThinkPad, Idea Tablet, IdeaPad, IdeaCentre

Description

What is eligible for downgrading from Microsoft Windows 10, 8/8.1.

Affected Configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • ThinkCentre
  • ThinkStation
  • ThinkPad
  • Idea Tablet
  • IdeaPad
  • IdeaCentre
Applies to
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Solution

Microsoft Windows 10 Downgrade Rights for Lenovo systems that are pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 10

Eligible for Microsoft Windows 10 Downgrade

Not Eligible for Microsoft Windows 10 Downgrade

 

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro to:
    - Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
    - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Note:
For select systems, a Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 7 Professional recovery DVD's (RDVD's) set can be purchased from Lenovo. For more information, contact a Lenovo Support Center.

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home

Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Downgrade Rights for Lenovo systems that are pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 8/8.1

Eligible for Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Downgrade

Not Eligible for Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Downgrade

 

  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro to:
    - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
    - Microsoft Windows Vista Business

Note:
1. For select systems, a Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Vista recovery DVD's (RDVD's) set can be purchased from Lenovo. For more information, contact a Lenovo Support Center.
2. Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro cannot be downgraded to Microsoft Windows XP.

  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Standard

 

Additional Lenovo Support Information
Additional Microsoft Information

  • Alias ID: SF13-D0076
  • Document ID: HT077446
  • Last Updated :28 Aug 2015
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