Licensing brief: Downgrade rights
Applies to all Volume Licensing programs
This licensing brief helps explain the downgrade rights for the most commonly acquired systems License Terms granted by Microsoft Volume Licensing programs and how they compare with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and retail full-package product (FPP) license rights.
This brief replaces a previous version published in March 2014. It has been updated to reflect changes in Windows Software Assurance per User licensing.