Windows 10: Legality of Using Windows 7 Key on Clean Install of Windows 10

Discus and support Legality of Using Windows 7 Key on Clean Install of Windows 10 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi Microsoft Community! I want to upgrade my existing PCs from Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro. I was researching... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by matthewj15, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Legality of Using Windows 7 Key on Clean Install of Windows 10


    Hi Microsoft Community!


    I want to upgrade my existing PCs from Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro.


    I was researching online and discovered the solution of the ability to clean install Windows 10 Pro using a USB flash drive and using my existing, genuine OEM Windows 7 license keys attached to my computer or a genuine full product retail key. I read about how the solution was bound to work 100% by giving my PCs a 'digital license'.


    However, I want to make sure I am acquiring this software legally, for business protection and integrity purposes. There is no official Microsoft documentation of this workaround and I want to make sure I am staying on the legal green-side, not breaching any EULAs or laws.


    Thank you,
    Matt

    :)
     
    matthewj15, Jan 13, 2019
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  2. 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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  3. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Thank you, but I still want to know if I can do a clean installation of Windows with my new SSD whilst my old Windows is still installed on the other pc?
     
    MichaelDFF, Jan 13, 2019
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  4. Legality of Using Windows 7 Key on Clean Install of Windows 10

    Clean Windows 10 (?PRO?) install

    I have bought a legit "Windows 10 Pro" key of a key website. It is legit since i'm currently using it for over a year now. I currently have Windows 10 Pro installed on my PC and I want to do a clean install. I just can't find the windows 10 Pro download in the tool. But if i could use a windows 10 pro key with a normal windows 10 install, I'll be good to go.
     
    JeroenBeunckens, Jan 13, 2019
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