Windows 10: Windows 10 Key from a windows 7 upgrade

Discus and support Windows 10 Key from a windows 7 upgrade in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I installed windows 10 on my computer using a windows 7 pro key that I had, but I lost the picture of the windows 7 key, my windows 10 is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Emerson Jr, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Key from a windows 7 upgrade


    Hello,


    I installed windows 10 on my computer using a windows 7 pro key that I had, but I lost the picture of the windows 7 key, my windows 10 is linked to my account actually I have 1 computer and 2 notebooks linked, is there a way to recover this windows 7 key inside windows 10? If I need to format my computer again, how can I install it without the key, or only logging with the account will "recover" my digital activation automatically?


    Couldn't find much info about this case on the internet.



    Thanks

    :)
     
    Emerson Jr, Oct 17, 2020
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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, Oct 17, 2020
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  3. 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, Oct 17, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 Key from a windows 7 upgrade

    windows 10 key

    Yea, and with the new release it will upgrade with just the key........Done that with win 7, 8, and 8.1
     
    stinger608, Oct 17, 2020
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