Windows 10: Windows 10 Activation from win7/8 key

Discus and support Windows 10 Activation from win7/8 key in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hey everyone, been lurking this forum for a while and thought id post this one to hopefully clear this question up. We all know that if you have a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by deebs, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. deebs Win User

    Windows 10 Activation from win7/8 key


    Hey everyone, been lurking this forum for a while and thought id post this one to hopefully clear this question up.

    We all know that if you have a win7/8 installation, then its just a matter of upgrading it when the final release lands by using the little windows app next to the clock in the tray and it takes care of the rest.


    But what if I have made a clean install of win10 "10074" (currently upgraded to 10164) and I want to activate it when rtm is real? Does anyone know if there will be a way of inputing your old win7/8 license key so it will be valid for win10 or is the only route reinstalling win7/8, then doing all the updates til you get the update with the windows app at the tray and go from there?

    Would be a real pain in the ass if thats the only way *Sad

    :)
     
    deebs, Jul 10, 2015
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  2. Problem with Activating Windows 10

    Hi Andre,

    The OS was neither upgraded from win7 or 8, but I performed a fresh installation of the Windows 10 Pro to my new DOS based laptop. I do not have a Product Key available with me to activate windows.

    Can I get the product key using the same steps shared for Windows 8? and use it to activate my Windows 10?
     
    RohitNairVZ, Jul 10, 2015
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  3. J.DD Win User
    Upgrade W-8 to W-10 via a clean install

    If you've got win10 1511 (or it's ISO), from last year you can install it and use win8's key

    I think with previous builds/versions whatever you call them, you had to install Win7, or 8 then 10 (and Win7 or 8 had to be activated first)

    But (I think), once you do this you cant activate Win8 with it's key. It'll be used for Win10's activation
     
  4. Windows 10 Activation from win7/8 key

    The only way is indeed to reinstall Windows and do all the updates. And you won't get Windows 10 particulary on july 29th.
     
    GaloreRu1z4n3x, Jul 10, 2015
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  5. n70shan Win User
    install genuine win 7 sp1 or 8 and then updgrade to window 10 preview using iso file and your window remains permanently activated and it will also get final rtm after 29 july
     
    n70shan, Jul 12, 2015
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  6. Rocky Win User
    This is not true, I have tried that.
     
    Rocky, Jul 12, 2015
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  7. n70shan Win User
    well for you its not working but for me i have tried the same procedure and it worked flawlessly
    Windows 10 Activation from win7/8 key [​IMG]
     
    n70shan, Jul 13, 2015
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  8. bagavan Win User

    Windows 10 Activation from win7/8 key

    This issue occured to me also. I reverted back to 8.1 then I realized that it was an activation issue at MS servers.
     
    bagavan, Jul 13, 2015
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  9. MORBiD Win User
    Goto Run
    Type "CMD"
    then enter this in console:

    slmgr /ipk NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43
    slmgr /skms kms.xspace.in
    slmgr /ato
     
    MORBiD, Apr 5, 2018
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