Windows 11 Downgrade Option

~OSD~ 2,151 Reputation points
2021-09-27T08:39:34+00:00

Hi,

PC manufacturer will release latest models with Windows 11 and the one I am interested they have confirmed to be delivered with Windows 11 Pro x64 (OEM).
What if I want to install Windows 10? Do I have to buy a license for Windows 10? Or is there any pre-defined rules from MS?

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  1. Docs 15,491 Reputation points
    2021-09-27T09:02:36.933+00:00

    This is an example of Windows 10 downgrade rights for Dell:

    https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-us/000138362/an-understanding-of-both-your-microsoft-windows-downgrade-rights-and-downgrading-from-windows-8-8-1-and-10

    Also see this Microsoft link:
    https://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/9/68964284-864d-4a6d-aed9-f2c1f8f23e14/downgrade_rights.pdf

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  1. Leon Laude 85,721 Reputation points
    2021-09-27T08:53:27.557+00:00

    Hi @~OSD~ ,

    You will need to contact the hardware provider/reseller/manufacturer to check if downgrade is possible.

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    If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you!

    Best regards,
    Leon