Windows 10: Gerenic vs Retail keys Windows 10

Discus and support Gerenic vs Retail keys Windows 10 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I just activated Windows 10 with a Generic key (in a virtual machine), and it activated ok. however, i have seen mixes feelings as how exactly that is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by dssds1, Sep 24, 2018.

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    Gerenic vs Retail keys Windows 10


    I just activated Windows 10 with a Generic key (in a virtual machine), and it activated ok. however, i have seen mixes feelings as how exactly that is different to a Retail key..


    Windows 10 can be installed and used for 30 days without a key, Product key is only needed for activation/digital license. which seems to alsp apply to generic keys as well..


    So the question is, why did generic key activate. ? I assume these are legit keys, as Microsoft as articles on using these.

    :)
     
    dssds1, Sep 24, 2018
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  2. windows 10 key

    Thanks but I don't want to do any decrypting. I want to download a Win 10 ISO from Microsoft and install it using my Win 8 key. No other steps required. Is that possible?
     
    Easy Rhino, Sep 24, 2018
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  3. Kursah Win User
    windows 10 key

    I just did a deployment last night with a fresh 10 install using the newest ISO and a 7 Pro key, worked like a charm. Glad yours worked for you as well. *Toast :toast:
     
    Kursah, Sep 24, 2018
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  4. Gerenic vs Retail keys Windows 10

    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 24, 2018
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