Windows 10: Can I use my Windows 10 key to get Windows 7?

Discus and support Can I use my Windows 10 key to get Windows 7? in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I have a laptop with Windows 10 installed and it was originally a Windows 8.1 laptop. Windows 10 and 8 never ran well on it and I know Windows 7 would... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by CDS44, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. CDS44 Win User

    Can I use my Windows 10 key to get Windows 7?


    I have a laptop with Windows 10 installed and it was originally a Windows 8.1 laptop. Windows 10 and 8 never ran well on it and I know Windows 7 would serve the purpose i use it for well. Is there any way I can get Windows 7 running on it with what I have?

    :)
     
    CDS44, Apr 15, 2019
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  2. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Apr 15, 2019
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  3. ironwolf Win User
    Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Two quick ways to use your Windows 7 key during the install:

    1. When asked for the serial #, put in that Windows 7 serial # and continue on. It should activate as soon as it hits an internet connection.

    2. When asked for the serial #, at bottom of window click on the I don't have a serial # text (or whatever it says). It will then ask what version you want to install, ie. Home or Pro. Be sure to install the right version that matches your Windows 7 key. Then once you get into windows you can activate by putting in the key. Some people prefer this method, not sure why honestly. Easier to do #1, since the installer will see your key and know which flavor of Windows 10 you are trying to install.
     
    ironwolf, Apr 15, 2019
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  4. Can I use my Windows 10 key to get Windows 7?

    Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Thank you, but I still want to know if I can do a clean installation of Windows with my new SSD whilst my old Windows is still installed on the other pc?
     
    MichaelDFF, Apr 15, 2019
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