Windows 10: Can you activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7 Product Key?

Discus and support Can you activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7 Product Key? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I know it is a silly question to ask, but can I do that? Because I have an old PC from 2009 with Windows 7 and I want to upgrade it to Windows 10.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Shubh Varma, Sep 16, 2020 at 1:37 PM.

  1. Can you activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7 Product Key?


    I know it is a silly question to ask, but can I do that?


    Because I have an old PC from 2009 with Windows 7 and I want to upgrade it to Windows 10.

    :)
     

  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, Sep 16, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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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.
     
  4. Can you activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7 Product Key?

    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?
     
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