Windows 10: Install WIN 10 on a PC tha has a WIN 7 key.

Discus and support Install WIN 10 on a PC tha has a WIN 7 key. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, Searched the forum for possible solutions but did not find any. I have machine to convert to Win 10. The PC came with WIN 7 installed, but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Geoff Daniell, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Install WIN 10 on a PC tha has a WIN 7 key.


    Hi,

    Searched the forum for possible solutions but did not find any.

    I have machine to convert to Win 10. The PC came with WIN 7 installed, but this was replaced with Win XP ( the current installed OS).

    I have a USB media stick with WIN 10 on it created from a direct download.

    Can I simply wipe the HDD, and then directly install WIN 10 seeing I have a win 7 key available?

    :)
     
    Geoff Daniell, Mar 12, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 and 7 Pro OEM activation

    Hi,

    From what I understand the Win 10 Pro OEM key can be used to activate Win 7 Pro OEM. Bascially I have a request to build a PC with Win 7 Pro, as this is need for the software used by the business. I have run out of copies
    of Win 7 Pro OEM.

    I've tried using a Win 10 Pro OEM key for a Win 7 Pro OEM activation, but it's not working, tells me the key is not valid. Am I suppose to install Win 10 pro OEM, activate it, and then install Win 7 pro OEM, and activate
    with the same key. I'm still getting orders for PCs with Win 7 Pro, and finally run out of copies.

    What is the correct procedure to activate an Win 7 Pro OEM install with a Win 10 Pro OEM key?

    Thanks
     
    DavidKent1, Mar 12, 2016
    #2
  3. Windows 10 upgrade

    I recently upgraded my Win 7 pc to Win 10. But it isn't up to running win 10! if I upgrade or replace my pc, can I just install a clean copy of win 10 and use the win 7 activation key to install the new os?
     
    Martinoleary, Mar 12, 2016
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  4. cereberus Win User

    Install WIN 10 on a PC tha has a WIN 7 key.

    So long as it is latest version and you have your windows 7 key, then that will work.

    You do not need to format disk, just delete all partitions.
     
    cereberus, Mar 12, 2016
    #4
  5. Thanks for the response.

    I am busy doing a backup of the files and folders. There is only one partition.

    Plug in the media stick and run the process?

    This assumes the Win 7 key is still stored somewhere in the machine.
     
    Geoff Daniell, Mar 12, 2016
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  6. cereberus Win User
    Hang on - you need to know your key. Windows 7 keys are probably not stored as you installed xp. If pc came with windows 7, key is usually on a blue sticker on base of pc.
     
    cereberus, Mar 12, 2016
    #6
  7. Yes the key is on the bottom of the PC.
     
    Geoff Daniell, Apr 4, 2018
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