Downgrade Windows 7 from Enterprise/Ultimate Edition to lower Edition

Windows 7 does not allow users to “downgrade” or convert from a more premium and more expensive edition to down-level, more basic and less expensive edition. For example, it’s impossible to downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Professional, or from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Home Premium or Home Basic.

Windows 7 SKUs or editions have a hierarchy as below:

Starter → Home Basic → Home Premium → Professional → Ultimate ( → Enterprise )

Upgrade is only possible one-way from the lower edition to higher edition of Windows 7, and not the other way. If user attempts to perform an in-place upgrade to downgrade to a lesser edition of Windows 7, an error similar to below will be displayed at compatibility report: read more

BitLocker in a enterprise environment

Each System-Administrator knows the problem. Every day a users loses his Notebook or his mobile device. The financial loss is one thing, but lose the the datas and the control who has access to this datas is a disaster for a lot of companies.

To secure your datas from loss some developers created solutions to backup your datas. Another important point is to encrypt your datas in a secure way, so that no one outside your organisation can access your sensitive datas.

The following things should be noted: read more