Microsoft의 Windows 8이 출시되면서 각 라이센스 형태별 다운그레이드 권한에 대한 확인이 필요합니다.

 

Windows 8 Pro OEM 에서 다운그레이드가 가능한 버전은 아래 두버전입니다.

- Windows 7 Professional

- Windows Vista Business

 

Microsoft OEM 다운그레이드 권한 이해

 

 

Windows 8 FPP(팩키지)는 다운그레이드 권한이 허용되지 않습니다.

FPP는 해당버전에 대한 사용권만 허용되기 때문입니다.

아직 Win8에 대한 QA가 등록되지 않아 Win7관련 내용을 참조하였습니다.

 

 

Windows 8 Pro VL(Volume License)은 95까지 하위버전에 대해 동급 에디션으로의 다운그레이드가 가능합니다.

 

 

Microsoft Downgrade Rights

Software License Agreement Type

Application

Software

System

Software

Server

Software

Volume Licensing Programs

Downgrade rights are granted with all application software licenses acquired through the Volume Licensing programs.

Downgrade rights are granted with all system software licenses acquired through the Volume Licensing programs.

Downgrade rights are granted with all server software licenses acquired through the Volume Licensing programs.

Licenses Enrolled in Software Assurance

Downgrade rights are granted in connection with all application software licenses acquired through Volume Licensing, FPP, and OEM and enrolled in Software Assurance coverage.

Please refer to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Product List for current information about which retail and OEM applications qualify for enrollment in Software Assurance within 90 days from the date the licenses are acquired.

 

Downgrade rights are granted in connection with system software licenses acquired through Volume Licensing, FPP, and OEM and enrolled in Software Assurance coverage.

Please refer to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Product List for current information about which retail and OEM System Software qualify for enrollment in Software Assurance within 90 days from the date the licenses are acquired.

 

Downgrade rights are granted in connection with all server software licenses acquired through Volume Licensing, FPP, and OEM and enrolled in Software Assurance coverage.

Please refer to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Product List for current information about which retail and OEM Server Software qualify for enrollment in Software Assurance within 90 days from the date the licenses are acquired.

 

OEM Microsoft Software License Terms

Rights to OEM versions of application software are granted in the OEM License Terms. The OEM License Terms for OEM versions of application software do not grant downgrade rights.

Rights to OEM versions of system software are granted in the OEM License Terms. The OEM License Terms for Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate operating systems grant downgrade rights. See the full text of the OEM License Terms for the specific downgrade rights.

 

Rights to server software are granted in the OEM License Terms. The OEM License Terms for most OEM versions released with or after Windows Server 2003 R2 allow for the end user to downgrade to an earlier version. New products that do not have earlier versions do not allow an end user to downgrade. See the full text of the applicable OEM License Terms for the specific downgrade rights.

FPP

Microsoft Software License Terms

Downgrade rights are not granted under most FPP application licenses.

Please refer to the FPP license terms for complete details

Downgrade rights are not granted under FPP system licenses.

Please refer to the FPP license terms for complete details

 

 

Some Server products offer downgrade rights. Please refer to the FPP license terms for complete details.

 

 

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