Windows 10: Installed Win 7 on Mac. Can I get free Win 10 for an upgraded computer

Discus and support Installed Win 7 on Mac. Can I get free Win 10 for an upgraded computer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I installed Windows 7 Professional 64bit on the Windows partition of a Macbook Pro via Bootcamp. I am selling that computer and going to erase... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by petercohen8877, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Installed Win 7 on Mac. Can I get free Win 10 for an upgraded computer


    Hello, I installed Windows 7 Professional 64bit on the Windows partition of a Macbook Pro via Bootcamp. I am selling that computer and going to erase that Windows partition.

    I know that Win 7 can be upgraded to Win10 for free. Can I use this opportunity to get Win 10 for free and install it on a new Mac to be purchased soon? If so, what is the procedure?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    petercohen8877, Jan 26, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 Activation

    Win 10 is a free upgrade to an existing win 7 or 8 OS only. If you want to newly install it on a mac you need to either have a previous OS key or purchase a win 10 key

    What windows was on the Mac before?
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Jan 26, 2016
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  3. One windows copy for multiply computers

    Win 10 (unlessed purchased) is an upgrade.

    1-if you upgraded your "genuine" win 7 to win 10 it is for that computer only

    2-The free upgrade is finished so you cannot re-install win 7 then upograde for free

    3-Once a computer is upgraded to win 10 and activated you can always re-install win 10 & or replace the HD. You Cant take the old HD and use it on a new motherboard.
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Jan 26, 2016
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Installed Win 7 on Mac. Can I get free Win 10 for an upgraded computer

    It depends on if the version of Windows 7 you installed was a full retail version or an OEM or system builder's edition. If it is a full retail version of Windows 7 then the answer is yes, you can use that Windows 7 to obtain the free upgrade to Windows 10 on a new computer. The safest way to ensure that Windows 10 will activate is to install Windows 7 first on the new computer and make sure that is activated. Then use one of the upgrade methods to install Windows 10.

    If you installed Windows 7 OEM or system builder's edition - that stays with the first computer it was installed on.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jan 26, 2016
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