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Win10 upgrade license BEFORE upgrading

Q: Win10 upgrade license BEFORE upgrading

I've been hesitant to upgrade any of my PCs from 7 to 10, because it is not a clean install.
I want to be able to upgrade, but from a clean install, so that I have the ability to revert back to a windows 7 capture of my system if I find 10 to be unsavory.

Is there a way to register my hardware or obtain a windows 10 license key, via an upgrade without having to go through the process of having 10 installed on top of my 7 system?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/win10-upgrade-license-before-upgrading-1108618.html
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Preferred Solution: Win10 upgrade license BEFORE upgrading

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I have a Win-7 Pro laptop. I have a duplicate of the system drive for backup purposes.
If I were to accept the update to Win 10, would I be able to use Win-7 (restored from the duplicate drive), or would the fact of updating the OS mark my existing Win-7 license invalid (somewhere inside MS' servers), and the system will start barking some time soon that it is not "genuine", etc.?

(Sorry, if this topic exists buried somewhere: I tried to search for it but couldn't find.)

A:Will upgrading to Win10 deactivate Win7 license?

And about 10 minutes after posting this question, I finally found the thread that answers my question:
7 to 10, back to 7, eventually to 10.

Unfortunately, in this forum, it is impossible do delete your own thread.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/398066-will-upgrading-win10-deactivate-win7-license.html
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Hi,

I bought a new SSD drive, and i want to install windows 10 on it.
Can you please tell me what are my option to do that AND keep my windows 10 registered ?

Thank you

A:how to install Win10 on a new Drive (same pc) and keep my license

You can clone your old drive to the new one then it will boot with everything still working or you can do a clean install no need for serial number it's all stored on ms so it will active if your logging in with a ms account

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/67728-how-install-win10-new-drive-same-pc-keep-my-license.html
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As per title.

I've upgraded my Win7Pro to Win10 Professional a few months ago. I want to install Win7 back for testing purposes. I still have my Win7 activation key.

What's going to happen after the testing when I'll install Win10 again? Will it be activated or will I have to pay?

A:What happens with my Win10 license if I go back to Win7 for a day?

Hi, your PC should automatically activate if you reinstall Win 10. Once activated, your right to Win 10 is held on MS's activation servers against your hardware.

I suggest you do the following to save a lot of time:
a. Create a disk image using e.g. Macrium reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage (Use 'Windows Backup'). You can then restore your PC exactly as was with Win10 in under an hour. (Everyone should use disk imaging routinely anyway- strongly recommended here).
b. Reinstall Win 7 and do what you need to
c. Create an image of that so you can restore Win 7 any time you wish in under an hour.
d. Restore your image of Win 10.

Note: you will need to be careful about partitions on your disk - best to delete the Win 10 ones then install Win 7, then delete Win 7 ones and restore Win 10.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/61878-what-happens-my-win10-license-if-i-go-back-win7-day.html
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I got me a laptop which has Windows10 on it. For personal reasons, and I do not want to start an argument as to why I would want to "downgrade". Can I activate Windows 8.1 with my Windows10 license?

A:Can I use win10 license to activate win8.1?

Short answer - No

Basically every licence is tied to a particular OS and type, Also OEM licences which are the type supplied with new hardware also have additional limitations. You would also have to source drivers for 8.1, which may or may not be available. There have sometimes been included downgrade licences available on previous OS versions( mostly to business, but sometimes to home users), these are not, as far I I know, being offered at all with Windows 10

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/74411-can-i-use-win10-license-activate-win8-1-a.html
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I have repeatedly encountered Win10 Envy 860-1... to 10240 14393 Win10 Failed Upgrade From on a failures in trying to upgrade Win from version to the current version I used Upgrade From Win10 10240 to Win10 14393 Failed on Envy 860-1... the Windows Upgrade exe program - failed I used the MediaCreationTool to download the iso and create a bootable DVD for upgrade - failed Created virtual drive for the iso to upgrade - failed The normal Windows Update function appears to work properly - I get windows and other updates on the usual time basis The relevant files for diagnosing what went wrong seem to be A The WINDOWS BT Sources Panther setupact logB The WINDOWS BT Sources Panther setuperr logC There are also small files with these same names in the WINDOWS WS Sources Panther folder i e another setupact log and setuperr log Here is the file WINDOWS BT Sources Panther setupact log - - Info SP CSetupPlatform Initialize Setup log starts - - Info SP Host system information VM NOFirmware type UEFIManufacturer HPModel - stBIOS name A BIOS version A BIOS release date Total memory Number of physical CPUs Number of logical CPUs Processor manufacturer GenuineIntelProcessor name Intel R Core TM i - CPU GHzProcessor caption Intel Family Model Stepping Processor architecture x Processor Upgrade From Win10 10240 to Win10 14393 Failed on Envy 860-1... clock - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Starting verification of footprint section Footprint Basic - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Could not find footprint file C Windows WS Sources reagent admx - - Info SPVerifyFootprint The requested footprint Upgrade From Win10 10240 to Win10 14393 Failed on Envy 860-1... is not present - - Warning SPGetFootprintCapabilities Footprint Footprint Basic incomplete the platform capability will not be available - - Info SPGenerateCopyListFromConfigFile Didn't find file list in C Windows WS Sources setupplatform cfg section Footprint Servicing x - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Starting verification of footprint section Footprint Servicing - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Could not find footprint file C Windows WS Sources compatprovider dll - - Info SPVerifyFootprint The requested footprint is not present - - Warning SPGetFootprintCapabilities Footprint Footprint Servicing incomplete the platform capability will not be available - - Info SPGenerateCopyListFromConfigFile Didn't find file list in C Windows WS Sources setupplatform cfg section Footprint ICB x - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Starting verification of footprint section Footprint ICB - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Could not find footprint file C Windows WS Sources cmi migxml dll - - Info SPVerifyFootprint The requested footprint is not present - - Warning SPGetFootprintCapabilities Footprint Footprint ICB incomplete the platform capability will not be available - - Info SPGenerateCopyListFromConfigFile Didn't find file list in C Windows WS Sources setupplatform cfg section Footprint Migration x - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Starting verification of footprint section Footprint Migration - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Could not find footprint file C Windows WS Sources cmi migxml dll - - Info SPVerifyFootprint The requested footprint is not present - - Warning SPGetFootprintCapabilities Footprint Footprint Migration incomplete the platform capability will not be available - - Info Initializing diagnostics helper data file NULL - - Info No existing diagnostics data - - Info Key CollectTrace is not available - - Warning SP CSetupPlatform Initialize Failed to initialize tracing - - Info There is already a running setup user mode etw session - - Info VDS available - - Info Key CollectTrace is not available - - Info SP Attempting to resurrect a new system from C Windows BT Sources - - Error SP CSetupPlatform ResurrectNewSystem Cannot resurrect new system Win Exception C Windows BT Sources NewSystem dat The system cannot find the file specified x thiscall UnBCL FileStream FileStream const class UnBCL tring enum UnBCL FileMode enum UnBCL FileAccess enum UnBC... Read more

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Upgrade-From-Win10-10240-to-Win10-14393-Failed-on-Envy-860/td-p/5749396
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Can somebody who's running Win10 Enterprise on a corporate license please send me a screen cap of their Activation screen (Settings --> Update & Security --> Activation)? I need such a screen cap for a story I'm writing for CIO.com and I have so far been unable to reproduce the right kind of output because my only access is through MSDN which shows the typical end-user "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account" message for the single copy of Win10Ent I'm allowed to run on a test machine.
Thanks!
--Ed--

A:Help Needed: Somebody running Win10 Enterprise on a corporate license

This is from a friend and hope it's what you need

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/63446-help-needed-somebody-running-win10-enterprise-corporate-license.html
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I'm wondering how to use my migrated Win8 Retail license on my next machine. It will be a few years from now and well past the free upgrade offer.

I've used Showkey and I'm not sure if what it returns will be usable. If memory serves me (don't trust it myself) I think it's either the default Win10 Pro key or my Win8 Key (I'm on Win8 now, will post an image next time I'm on Win10).

The default Win10 certainly won't activate and the Win8 key will not upgrade after 29 July 2016.
The digital entitlement won't be valid - that's for the old machine.

It will most likely require phone activation and that's not a problem. I'll just have to remember that's how Win10 will activate given this scenario.

Remember: it's a Retail licence
I understand and comply with all of the legalese (one machine, remove from old...)

Any thoughts?

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/53943-retail-win8-upgraded-win10-use-license-new-machine.html
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Hello,

I received the free win 10 upgrade from an invitation to reserve the upgrade. The other day, a Ransomware hit me, and though I believe I may have immediately tracked & deleted all affected files I could find, I hardly believe I could be so skilled as to be successful.

I had this happen last year, and ended up formatting the unit, and reloading Win 7. I don't want to have to go back to 7, but how do I get another Win 10? Is there a key I need to find & save? A free site that I can get a copy on a flash drive to load from? Any help would be appreciated. I have no clue how to proceed since it's an online download, and once formatted, the unit won't be able to get online without the OS

Thanks

A:I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again?

you can download the newest build of windows 10 > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10

boot from the setup media - remove every partition (wipe) the HDD

and clean install widows 10

since you already had win7 and windows 10 on that PC - if asked for product key - just skip that screen

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/32366-i-have-win10-upgrade-must-reformat-pc-how-do-i-get-win10-again.html
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But I just found out that I can upgrade my Vista license to Win 8 for just ?24.99 which convinced me to get Win 8.

The problem is, will I need to reinstall Vista first to upgrade that license to Win 8?

A:Is upgrading from a not installed license possible?

No you shouldn't have to. It should upgrade overtop of your existing OS. During the process you have the option to upgrade or clean install...although in windows 8 calls it something else. If it were me I would definitely upgrade the Vista PC.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/10022-upgrading-not-installed-license-possible.html
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I hope someone knows what i mean >< i cant find the right words.

A:will upgrading parts kill my license?

Certainly a mobo/proc upgrade will require a reactivation... No problem though its just a phone call.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/62547-will-upgrading-parts-kill-my-license.html
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I bought the family 3-pack of upgrade licenses. Suppose I upgrade 3 machines in my house to win7, and then at some point down the road, buy a new computer to replace one of my household machines. Will I be able to "move" one of these 3 licenses to the new machine?

A:Upgrading to a new computer, moving 7 license

  
Quote: Originally Posted by coorsleftfield


I bought the family 3-pack of upgrade licenses. Suppose I upgrade 3 machines in my house to win7, and then at some point down the road, buy a new computer to replace one of my household machines. Will I be able to "move" one of these 3 licenses to the new machine?


You should be able to, the keys are not a one time activation kind of thing and they are not bound to the first machine they are activated on.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/31611-upgrading-new-computer-moving-7-license.html
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A:What happens to Win7 License after upgrading to Windows 10?

You have a license for 3 installations of Windows and 3 only. It can be any combination of Windows 7 or upgrades to Windows 10 but only 3 total.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/36816-what-happens-win7-license-after-upgrading-windows-10-a.html
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Thanks

A:Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with non-upgrade Ultimate license?

Hi,
You will need an upgrade key to initiate the ultimate download, but if you can manage to obtain an ultimate installation cd your serial should work, also if you use this winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities

you can change a windows install cd (if you have one) into a universal edition one, very handy.

to answer your question an upgrade key is not the same as a serial, the upgrade key is just to download the installation while the serial activates it, and a serial from one edition will not work with a different edition.

hope this helps

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/222145-windows-7-anytime-upgrade-non-upgrade-ultimate-license.html
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Thanks.

A:Anyone else not upgrading to Win10?

MS is sending upgrade notices in several waves apparently depending on things like driver availability and whether or not you participated in the Beta. I got tired of waiting and seeing all those "Windows 10 update failed" messages in Windows Update (I think these might indicate that Windows Update was downloading the install file bits at a time) so I manually downloaded and installed the upgrade.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/anyone-else-not-upgrading-to-win10-1027282.html
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A:Upgrading to Win10 Pro

Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro - Windows 10 Forums

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A:win10 not upgrading

mukul786 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Enterprise Editions are intended ONLY to be used by commercial operations -- hence the name Enterprise.  The only LEGAL way to acquire and install Enterprise editions is through a company, which typically makes those available to their employees through Home Use Programs  (HUP) those companies have negotiated with Microsoft. Those same companies, because of the HUP terms, are required to then support those users in terms of upgrades. If, in fact, you have an Enterprise edition, the ONLY way you can upgrade it is through the company that furnished you that software in the first place. Enterprise Editions are not available for consumer purchase. So, there is nothing WE can do regarding Upgrading your Windows.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/win10-not-upgrading/td-p/5760571
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A:upgrading to Win10

you are supposed to be able to upgrade with a clean install and enter the W7 Key , according to the new media tool
However, i would probably want to make sure w7 is fully updated before installing W10
maybe make a recovery dvd on one of the pcs - so you can restore the PC back to factory settings and try
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-to-win10.1164703/
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A:Upgrading to Win10 Pro

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One story that circulated a couple of days ago claimed that Microsoft would be giving pirates of their operating system a free upgrade to Windows 10. The news seemed a little strange at the time, considering Microsoft's previous stance on piracy, so...

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A:Pirates upgrading to Windows 10 won't get a free valid license

I've never understood where exactly MS stands on piracy. When I was younger and poorer I would pirate windows and it always surprised me just HOW EASY it was to do. Not only that, but features like getting updates from MS themselves was trouble free and all you had to do was run an "activator" that literally took 2 seconds. I've pirated games with more aggressive DRM and those cost 1/3 the price. With assassins creed 2 that I had to set up a fake activation server on my computer so the game could run and I still couldn't receive updates. Hell, I didn't even pirate AS2, just EA's activation servers kept crashes so I had to crack it just to play a game I paid for.

On one hand people who pirate windows want to use windows software, so I can understand the soft stance MS might carry. At the same time if they were serious about piracy it should be easy to thwart their efforts by not allowing them easy access to updates.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pirates-upgrading-to-windows-10-wont-get-a-free-valid-license.210490/
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A:Will upgrading a CPU only in Win10 OEM deactivate key?

So long as the motherboard isn't changed...it should still be fine. But OEM windows is extra finicky
 

https://hardforum.com/threads/will-upgrading-a-cpu-only-in-win10-oem-deactivate-key.1904481/
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Hello,
I have 4 PCs; I was able to upgrade 3, but the fourth one the desktop I couldn't upgrade it.
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and still cannot update.
 
If I upgrade through Windows Update then it stops at ( Check your PC before upgrading )
and if I run it through the Windows tool it doesn't run at all !!
What should I do?

A:Upgrading from win7 to win10

any hope to fix this issue

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/585601/upgrading-from-win7-to-win10/
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A:Nope, upgrading to Windows 10 on pirated versions won't get you a valid license

There you go. Anyway, pirating is illegal so everyone should be running a validate, legitimate version of Windows.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/570622/nope-upgrading-to-windows-10-on-pirated-versions-wont-get-you-a-valid-license/
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A:Questions About Upgrading: Win7 -> Win10

1) Maybe.
2) Mostly.
3) Probably.
4.) If you install 10 as an upgrade, a windows.old directory will be created, allowing you to revert to 7. That is only good for 30 days, though.
5) Varies.

Two recommendations:

1) Don't upgrade to Windows 10 if you have critical applications for which you lack installation media.
2) If you upgrade anyway, image your Windows 7 installation first. (I haven't used it personally, but Macrium Reflect Free is popular.) That will save you a lot of trouble if the upgrade goes wrong. Especially if you have no means of clean installing 7.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/43068-questions-about-upgrading-win7-win10.html
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A:Upgrading a Pavilion a450n to win10

Hi @littlefrog66,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are have questions about upgrading. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please get back to me and I will help.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrading-a-Pavilion-a450n-to-win10/td-p/5594307
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A:Is it worth upgrading to Win10 from Win8.1?

You have about 30 days to switch back if you don't like it, which is a good thing.

Firstly - You may lose your data due to unforeseen errors. It's a rare occurrence, but you don't want to be a statistic.

Secondly - In a lighter vein, Windows 10 is the biggest Junkware in the world. Be careful when you try to remove Potentially Unwanted Programs, Windows 10 doesn't get removed.

Thirdly - Are you aware that Microsoft wants Windows 10 to aggressively collect as much data about you as possible? This is no different from what Google and others do, obviously, but the exploits and their data collection policies are alarming. If you're privacy conscious, you may want to tweak a few settings during the installation. If you're paranoid about a company's data collection policies - Use a Guide to reduce privacy risk.

It also depends on what kind of computer you have, really. Is it a touchscreen? Are most of your important software Windows 10 compatible?

Everyone on here can give you great advice - better than mine, frankly. They'll list all the pros and cons more accurately, but it really depends on how you feel about using it. Are you comfortable with it? Do you like the smoothness and the interface and the settings? You have to decide it yourself within a month. Nobody can decide better than you yourself, no matter what we say, really.

Like it or hate it, Windows 10 is a good product despite its many exploits, bugs, data policies and flaws.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/is-it-worth-upgrading-to-win10-from-win8-1.56261/
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Hi

Everything works fine on my Win8.1 laptop with Classic Shell installed, with everything as I want it.

When I eventually update to Win10 will the layout I currently have change in any way, including Classic Shell layout and settings?

Will I be able to start Firefox with the last saved session (I should be able to as I use the 'session manager' plugin)?

Thanks

A:When upgrading to Win10, will I lose the layout I have?

That is a definite maybe!

In most cases everything should be the same except for software that is not compatible with Windows 10 or pirated software which Windows 10 will delete.

The best way to upgrade to Windows 10 is to create an image backup of your existing setup to an external hard drive using a program like Macrium Reflect Free. Then if anything goes wrong you can restore back to where you started in 20 minutes or so.

I'd recommend uninstalling Classic Shell before the upgrade then reinstall the latest version after the upgrade completes.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/70864-when-upgrading-win10-will-i-lose-layout-i-have.html
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A:Upgrading From Win7 Enterprise to Win10

Microsoft never offered to upgrade Enterprise for free.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57034-upgrading-win7-enterprise-win10.html
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Is it advisable to go to the trouble to repair Win7 (at which point I could create a 2nd disk image for safekeeping), before upgrading to Win10?
 
Or will Win10 just install in pristine condition, even though Win7 ISN'T in pristine condition?

A:Should I repair Win7 before upgrading to Win10?

What exactly do you mean by "not 100%,"...?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/617690/should-i-repair-win7-before-upgrading-to-win10/
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http://www.tenforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/44444-random-bsod-after-upgrading-win10.html
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A:Upgrading From Win7 Entprise to Win10

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http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57034-upgrading-win7-entprise-win10.html
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A:Upgrading Win7 to Win10 for free ?

hi the free period is over so no not that I know of

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/401838-upgrading-win7-win10-free.html
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My HP4400 printer worked fine with Win 8.1 but not at all after Win 10 update, luckily the Win 10 drivers were on the HP website http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/...ts.oid=3837403

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/39622-important-caution-upgrading-win10-if-you-using-hp-printers.html
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Not that I know of.

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/433574-upgrading-pre-installed-win8-1-win10-after-july.html
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A:Does Upgrading to Win10 from WU have clean install option?

There is a special procedure for doing a clean install without having to go through the upgrade process. Is this what you are looking for?

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A:Helix 1gen worth upgrading to win10?

Hi,
Welcome to Lenovo Community.
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Hi,

This thread is from June last year but I should think the position remains the same.


Quote:




Some Windows editions are not eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade. These include Windows RT/RT 8.1, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise. The Enterprise editions are geared toward large organizations, which typically have their own licensing agreements with Microsoft.




Which edition of Windows 10 will you get for free? - CNET

Looks like you may be out of luck.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/upgrading-from-win7-enterprise-to-win10-home-1097369.html
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A:Cloning disk on two Laptops, avoiding win10 upgrading twice.

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Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

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System File Checker indicates that there are some corrupt system files, but this is way above my head so i wouldn't know how to correct them.

i will post the log here when i can.

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Quote: Originally Posted by masterB


If I install the Home Premium version of the RTM now, will my upgrade HP license, which I pre-order already, activate this instalation?

Please tell me your thoughts guys.
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99.94% chance it will. That's what I'm doing with one computer I own.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/18112-rtm-upgrade-license.html
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A:upgrade license

If you can do a clean install of 7. I personally would not upgrade from any operating system to another.
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A:Wifi adapter driver doesn't support in AP mode after upgrading to Win10

In the current adapters properties under Sharing tab, make sure the top box is checked under ICS.

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Welcome to the 7forums

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions
The second parameter indicates improper termination or defective cabling on SCSI devices or that two devices are trying to use the same IRQ. Please check your cabling for any problems, preferrable is replacement of the cabling for the time of troubleshooting to see if that may help.
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Diagnostics Test

 HDD TEST

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Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums
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A:XP Home Upgrade License

Yep, should be transferrable.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-home-upgrade-license.715523/
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My question is, does anyone see any reason why I couldn't purchase one of those, and just change the KEY from the properties of the computer then register? The existing license I installed with was a full version.

A:Use Upgrade License key after install of other?

You can try inserting the new key at the activation link at rightclick Computer>Properties,

or click on start, type CMD in search box, rightclick result to Run as Admin, type
slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert your new product key here>
Then to activate windows after changing the key, run slmgr.vbs -ato

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/86975-use-upgrade-license-key-after-install-other.html
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Hi guys,

Here's the deal. Right now I'm on a PC running W7 Pro x64 OEM.

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Will I be able to install W7 on my second computer, which has a blank hdd, using the OEM DVD and activate it with the upgrade edition key from digital river?

Thank you in advance!

A:OEM DVD and Windows 7 Upgrade License

As far as I know, you can use any disk to install win 7, as long as the key you're using is for the version you installed.... meaning using home premium disk with home premium key, regardless of where the disk came from... From my testing, the keys also work for either 32 or 64bit...

You can also easily make the disk universal, meaning you can choose which level you want to install, home prem, pro, etc....

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/171077-oem-dvd-windows-7-upgrade-license.html
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I have a copy of XP Home Upgrade that is currently installed on an old desktop machine that I might want to sacrifice for an installation on another machine (laptop). There should not be any problem with transferring this installation (key, activation) to this laptop should there, as long as I remove it from the desktop?

From what I gathered from contacting MS a while back, the upgrade license is just like the retail version and CAN be transfered. Right? Or am I going to need to buy an new copy?

PK

A:[SOLVED] XP Home Upgrade License

you can transfer the upgrade as long as its not oem or came from your computer manufacturers as part of any upgrade program at the time of the computer purchase.

However, you will need to reformat that other computer to make it legal.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-xp-home-upgrade-license-253212.html
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A:retail license upgrade question

I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 from a Retail key. I was able to reinstall windows 8.1 with that key and activate with no issues after that. The version of Windows 10 you get via the free upgrade depends on what OS you upgrade from. If it's 7 Pro or higher, or 8/8.1 Pro, you get 10 Pro. 7 Home Premium or lower or 8/8.1 Core gets you 10 Home. As far as I know you do not lose the right to go back the original OS you were using before the upgrade. The free upgrade gets you a digital entitlement. go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation > Product Key and you'll see what I mean. It's not tied to an actual product code. If you use a keyfinder to check your product key it will show a generic key that is issued to anybody that does the free upgrade. There is a generic home key and a generic Pro key. All my PC's have the same generic Pro key. They all have digital entitlements for 10 Pro. They were upgrades from 8.1 Pro.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/72736-retail-license-upgrade-question.html
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A:How best to get new Windows license for CPU and MoBo upgrade?

OEM Windows discs are usually specifically written for the machines they come with. They contain Drivers specific to that hardware. Depending on the disc, if you try to load it on a HDD with different hardware, it will reject it. Also, that would be against the Microsoft EULA.
You can always get a retail copy of Windows 7 from Ebay or Amazon.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/how-best-to-get-new-windows-license-for-cpu-and-mobo-upgrade-1125025.html
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is there a way to migrate an upgrade license?
i try to explain it better.

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is it possible to migrate in some way that upgrade license (maybe with a phone call activation)?

thanks, Roy.

A:Migrate windows 8 pro upgrade license, is it possible?

Hello Roy,

According to what I have read in the license agreement, it is a retail license and it can be transferred to another computer. Here is the exact text from the license agreement for the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade:

What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your
existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading.
You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue
to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and
replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded.After you complete your upgrade,
additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.

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another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to
a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new
user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media,
the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person,
without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the
media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer. You may not transfer the software to
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Center Pack software only together with the licensed computer.

You can download a PDF version of the full Windows 8 Pro upgrade license here:

License Terms

See image below for selectors to use:

Good luck.

http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/27968-migrate-windows-8-pro-upgrade-license-possible.html
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A:Transfer Win7 Upgrade License?

1) Reinstall your Notebook with Vista, first
2) Install upgrade to desktop.


Did you make your Recovery disk for the notebook?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/171237-transfer-win7-upgrade-license.html
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How to transfer Windows 8/8.1 license to new computer. -> link






Note: This Windows 8.1 installation media accepts Windows 8/8.1 product keys, both OEM and retail (for example, "Windows 8 Pro $15/$40 Upgrade Offer" product key).

Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help








The activation page shows the following message (see screenshot below):

This product key is being used on another PC. Please try a different key.

Note: Click on the Call support option (see screenshot below).

Note: The activation robot asks you how many PC's you have installed Windows on. The correct answer is number 1.

http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/64707-can-7-8-upgrade-license-transferred-another-laptop.html
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Thanks

A:Is Win 8 Pro Volume license eligible for upgrade to Win 10

Hi... just found out that Win 8 is not to be upgraded at all!

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http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/65219-win-8-pro-volume-license-eligible-upgrade-win-10-a.html
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Thanks.

A:License terms of $40 upgrade offer

No, the limitations are on the pricing (sales) of the upgrade. It's an upgrade license, and if it took you a year to use it, it'd still work as it was a legitimately purchased upgrade license.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/10279-license-terms-40-upgrade-offer.html
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A:Questions about re-using an old Windows 7 upgrade license

Not sure if using the AIO disk would work in this case, but everything else should work fine.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/368257-questions-about-re-using-old-windows-7-upgrade-license.html
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Thanks a lot!

A:Upgrade from Home to Pro by transferring a retail license

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Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

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Added later:
Since the original laptop was stolen it would be advisable to contact Microsoft and explain that the original W8 key is now associated with a stolen laptop. They may be able to issue you with a new key and deactivate the old one.

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/39033-upgrade-home-pro-transferring-retail-license.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/44281-change-key-volume-license-kms-upgrade-retail.html
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A:Upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate (license-only)

Appears to me that you are out of luck with said license, if THIS is what you refer to.  Note the comments near the bottom.
 
But you might take a look at http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/95744-windows-anytime-upgrade-how.html and http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/videos/upgrade-to-another-edition-of-windows-7-by-using-windows-anytime-upgrade .  See the Notes at the second link.
 
Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/599914/upgrade-from-home-premium-to-ultimate-license-only/
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A:ASUS Windows 10 Upgrade and License question

Quote:




2. I'm guessing once I upgrade to Windows 10 and keep it for a month, I won't be able to go back to Win 8.1. Suppose I need to reset/format the whole laptop, will I be able to get the embedded key to work and get back to 8.1?




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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/asus-windows-10-upgrade-and-license-question-1029721.html
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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I doubt there is any shortcuts to genuine copy of 7
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/377591-win-10-upgrade-win-7-volume-site-license-install.html
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A:Window 10 Free Upgrade License Question

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http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/40104-window-10-free-upgrade-license-question.html
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A:Volume License Key'd Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Assistance Need

Volume MAK keys are not only version, but edition specific, meaning one can't upgrade with them - thus going to 8.1, let alone Win 10, is not possible without a new key.

PS: Run ShowkeyPlus to check if you have a Windows 7 OEM marker - we can then get you back to factory install and upgrade to Win 10 from there.

http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/69368-volume-license-keyd-windows-8-pro-upgrade-assistance-need.html
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I do not wan to dual boot, I think I unplug my w7 hdd before installation w8 on ssd, then plug it again after installation, it will work. I just want to set first boot new sdd and if I want to boot w7 I'll choose w7 hdd on the quick boot screen.

Is there any problem working for w7 after w8 installation as I tried to explain it?

edit:
And Can I clean install w8 on the newbrand ssd with my upgrade license?

A:Can I clean install w8 on the newbrand ssd with my upgrade license

@Blick - when I did the upgrade thing, it didn't download as an ISO so I couldn't burn it to a disk, so what I did was install one of the preview versions first, then upgrade from that. Bit of a ball-ache but it works fine!

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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/10747-can-i-clean-install-w8-newbrand-ssd-my-upgrade-license.html
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A:Using a 32bit upgrade license with a 64bit disc?

Sorry but i don't think that's possible...

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/53706-using-32bit-upgrade-license-64bit-disc.html
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I'm a little confused about this.

Thanks a lot!

A:Upgrade from Home to Pro by transferring a retail license

Do you have the original Win8 retail disk? If so you can clean install this on your new laptop, activate and then install W10 Pro using the method here:

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

I am not sure you have a W10 Pro retail key since your previous laptop would only have a digital entitlement.

Added later:
Since the original laptop was stolen it would be advisable to contact Microsoft and explain that the original W8 key is now associated with a stolen laptop. They may be able to issue you with a new key and deactivate the old one.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/39033-upgrade-home-pro-transferring-retail-license.html
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Thanks

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/66656-win10-redstone-redstone-1-license-key.html
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Windows 10 Specifications.pdf

A:Win10 upgrade is not possible.

Hi,
Not sure why you wouldn't just use this to fill in your system spec's page instead of posting a pdf :/
System Info - See Your System Specs

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/375534-win10-upgrade-not-possible.html
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Welcome to the forum,

It hasn't asked me yet either, but that doesn't mean you can't upgrade.

You can do it manually, starting at step three here,

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/377550-cant-upgrade-win10.html
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http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/56098-upgrade-32-bit-win-7-64-bit-win10.html
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A:Hp 110-414 Win10 Upgrade

Because you may find that you need to install the Windows 10 driver for it after upgrading. With most notebooks there are two or three different adapters that could be installed. It helps to what is installed in yours.  Use the search functiion in the forum and search for windows 10 wifi driver. You will notice that many members did not take the time to either locate the driver or know what is installed. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Hp-110-414-Win10-Upgrade/td-p/5579588
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Contacted Microsoft and told me to contact you to help me solve this issue
Already contacted you through twitter few days ago but no reply
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mind you get stuck 99% during installing ok
contacted Microsoft and told me to get in touch with you maybe you already came through such a problem
please thanks for trying to solve before promotion expires
regards
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product serial # [personal information removed]

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrade-to-win10/td-p/5690815