Windows 10: Had to reinstall windows 7 over windows 10

Discus and support Had to reinstall windows 7 over windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Because of the horrible windows 10 update I could no longer access my PC beyond the Sign in screen Not even Safe mode would help get me back in. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by MichaelHatten1, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Had to reinstall windows 7 over windows 10


    Because of the horrible windows 10 update I could no longer access my PC beyond the Sign in screen


    Not even Safe mode would help get me back in.

    I was locked out because no prompts would open up to enter any log in info.


    So I did the only thing I could and that was reinstall windows 7 just to get the operating system to open up.


    Here is my question.


    Do I have to repurchase $199 Windows 10 pro or is there a way to download it and reactivate it?

    :)
     
    MichaelHatten1, Sep 23, 2020
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  2. How to reinstall Windows 10 if my computers used the free upgrade from 7 and 8?

    Will windows 10 still accept the license keys from 7 and 8 now if I reinstall my computer?

    Does Microsoft keep a list of users who upgraded to Win 10 using their 7 and 8 keys so that when users need to reinstall windows 10 the old keys would work?

    Do I need to call in Microsoft to ask them to activate my Windows 10 when I give them my win 7 keys?

    Both computers are laptops. The windows 7 machine had the serial printed on the back, and I needed to enter that when I upgraded to 10. The windows 8 machine had the serial built in inside its boot system so I didn't need to enter the key when I upgraded to 10, but I did manage to write down the keys using a fetcher program.
     
    JebusPrime, Sep 23, 2020
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Sep 23, 2020
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  4. Had to reinstall windows 7 over 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 23, 2020
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