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    Adding Windows 7 Home Premium to XP Network

    Hi, I'm looking at buying 32pcs from Acer Aspire Revo R3610 Desktop PC - Desktops | Ebuyer.com to our XP network. 2 questions:

    1) Is it ok to leave them as Win7 HP? Presumably I can map shared drives to our server for our 4 user accounts (Junior School). What about preventing wallpaper changes etc?

    2) We are still on an XP Pro network. How much/can I downgrade Win7HP to XP Pro?

    Thanks in advance!

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    To get any type of functionality on a network and perhaps group policy control/joining a domain you are going to need Win 7 Professional/Business. ask the supplier to upgarde them to professional or else buy some upgrade licenses. I don't think you can downgrade from Win 7 Home to XP professional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman View Post
    I don't think you can downgrade from Win 7 Home to XP professional.
    That is correct, you can only downgrade to an equivalent version.

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