Windows 10: Dual booting with Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 10

Discus and support Dual booting with Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 10 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a laptop running Windows 10 Home edition and also have a spare Windows 7 Pro with a valid MSDN key. I read that you cannot upgrade Windows 7... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Legoman03, Feb 23, 2021 at 2:02 PM.

  1. Legoman03 Win User

    Dual booting with Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 10


    I have a laptop running Windows 10 Home edition and also have a spare Windows 7 Pro with a valid MSDN key. I read that you cannot upgrade Windows 7 registered with MSDN key but on another computer that had it running I went ahead with the upgrade and it worked. Activation says it's activated with a digital license. I was thinking of trying to upgrade Windows 10 Home edition to Pro version using the MSDN key. It does not accept the key when trying to register with a new key. As I do not want to delete the setup currently I have with Windows 10 Home in order to install Win 7 Pro and upgrading, I thought of installing Windows 7 Pro as dual boot and then upgrading it to Windows 10 Pro. My thinking is that the upgrade will also upgrade the digital license of the laptop to Pro version and possibly Windows 10 Home will automatically detect the new license and upgrade itself to Pro version as well. Do you think this will work?

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  2. Nordic Win User

    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    I really hate having to come here and ask for help, but I really am stumped. It hurts my geek pride. I have a PC with fairly modern hardware in it. It has a p8p67 pro in it. I have tried upgrading windows 10 on it twice now. Both times I have had the same result.

    After windows finishes upgrading it goes to the log in/set up screen. I can't do anything. No keyboard or mouse input is accepted.

    I will list some, or hopefully all, of the troubleshooting steps I have tried:
    • Move keyboard and mouse to different USB ports.
    • Try different keyboard or mouse.
    • Restart computer, repeatedly.
    • Google for related issues.
    • Update Bios, because why not.
    • Create boot media and revert to windows 7.
    The windows 10 system restore boot media works fine with keyboard and mouse. All USB ports work in windows 7. I don't know what is wrong. I suspect that windows 10 is lacking a driver of some sort, but since the computer accepts no input I have no way of checking for which driver let alone installing it.

    Please help me figure this out. If I have to revert back to windows 7 again, I am not going to get it upgraded to windows 10. Thank you in advanced.
     
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  4. Mussels Win User

    Dual booting with Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 10

    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    i've seen this when the stock USB drivers went kaput. Only ever seen it once - i used a PCI USB 2.0 card and connected the mouse and keyboard to that, and manually updated the USB 2/USB 3 drivers.
     
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