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Discus and support Installed old hard drive with Windows 7 free upgrade to Windows 10 in new machine only have... in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have upgraded my NUC and used my old hard drive and it's working fine. I never logged into my Microsoft 365 account on my old machine. Now... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by SallyUnderwood1, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Installed old hard drive with Windows 7 free upgrade to Windows 10 in new machine only have...


    I have upgraded my NUC and used my old hard drive and it's working fine.

    I never logged into my Microsoft 365 account on my old machine.

    Now everything is working fine on the new machine but I cannot activate Windows 10 and only have a Windows 7 product key which it won't accept.

    How can I activate my valid copy of windows on my new machine?

    :)
     
    SallyUnderwood1, Jan 13, 2019
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    Replacing old hard drive, need way to copy Windows installation across

    Hey Guys,
    What would be the best way of copying/imaging the entire contents of an old system drive over to a replacement hard disk for the same machine? I need to copy the Windows installations and all other data to the new drive, and then format the old drive to use as a backup.

    Any suggestions? *Smile Installed old hard drive with Windows 7 free upgrade to Windows 10 in new machine only have... :)
     
    dhdude, Jan 13, 2019
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  3. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Hi guys,
    Okay, so I wanted to know, I currently have a pc at home with a paid Windows 7 installed. I am getting a new computer either Friday or Monday with an SSD. Seeing as I want Windows 10 now and not 7 and I want it on my SSD how to I get to do this. I already downloaded a Windows 10 file in order to make one of my flash drives eligible for a windows 10 installation.

    Will it be possible for me to just install windows 10 on the new SSD with this flash drive using my Windows 7 key, whilst my original windows 7 is still installed on the old Hard drive. And if it is how to I go about deleting my old OS from the HDD, seeing as I also want to use that HDD in my new pc, without formatting all the games I have on it currently?

    Thank you in advance
     
    MichaelDFF, Jan 13, 2019
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  4. Installed old hard drive with Windows 7 free upgrade to Windows 10 in new machine only have...

    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, Jan 13, 2019
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