Windows 10: Is it legal to upgrade from WIndows 7/8.1OEM license to Windows 10 ?

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  1. Vikas14 Win User

    Is it legal to upgrade from WIndows 7/8.1OEM license to Windows 10 ?


    Hello,

    I have upgraded my computer from Windows 8.1 having an OEM license to Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool.
    The windows activation status is showing "Windows is activated" after the upgrade. This didn't prompt to enter Product Key


    This means that I upgrade to Windows 10 for free.


    So I want to know is it legal way to upgrade from windows 8.1 to windows 10 without entering product key?


    Can I do this on multiple machines?




    Thank You.

    :)
     
    Vikas14, Sep 25, 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 25, 2020
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  3. krimetal Win User
    Windows 10 upgrade license

    Hello guys,

    I have 1 license of WIndows 8.1 FPP/retail license. I want to upgrade to WIndows 10, but I one thing is unclear to me.
    If I upgrade, will WIndows 10 license be retail or it will "turn" into some sort of OEM license?

    I ask this because I upgrade my PC, you know, more memory, replace HDD, and I intend to upgrade the MB and CPU to Kaby Lake platform sometime in the future, (and of course sell the replaced hardware)
    This thing is not clearly mentioned anywhere.

    Thank you.
     
    krimetal, Sep 25, 2020
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  4. Is it legal to upgrade from WIndows 7/8.1OEM license to Windows 10 ?

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