• -

      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
      • 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

      Was this information helpful?

      Your feedback helps to improve this site.

      • Alias ID: SF13-D0076
      • Document ID: HT077446
      • Last Updated :13 Nov 2015
      • © 2015 Lenovo