Windows 10: Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Discus and support Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10 Free Upgrade in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Yes I'm finally considering doing it. I've been hesitant because I have everything exactly how I want it and I know upgrading will change things around... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/rax12, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. /u/rax12 Win User

    Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10 Free Upgrade


    Yes I'm finally considering doing it. I've been hesitant because I have everything exactly how I want it and I know upgrading will change things around a bit (drivers/apps/game versions, etc).

    Can anyone thoroughly explain how to do this with a Windows 7 OEM key? I've jumped around a handful of guides now and it's still unclear. When I built this system years ago, I bought Windows 7 Pro from Newegg and have a product key in the XXXXX-OEM-XXXXXXX-XXXXX format. Is it as simple as using this key for Windows 10 when it prompts me for a license key? I've seen mixed things. Ideally I'll want to do a clean install using the free upgrade (upgrade from 7 to 10 first so it recognizes the Win 10 license, then clean install Win 10 after that). But I don't know if this Win7 OEM key will work.

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    /u/rax12, Apr 9, 2021
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  2. Nordic Win User

    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    I really hate having to come here and ask for help, but I really am stumped. It hurts my geek pride. I have a PC with fairly modern hardware in it. It has a p8p67 pro in it. I have tried upgrading windows 10 on it twice now. Both times I have had the same result.

    After windows finishes upgrading it goes to the log in/set up screen. I can't do anything. No keyboard or mouse input is accepted.

    I will list some, or hopefully all, of the troubleshooting steps I have tried:
    • Move keyboard and mouse to different USB ports.
    • Try different keyboard or mouse.
    • Restart computer, repeatedly.
    • Google for related issues.
    • Update Bios, because why not.
    • Create boot media and revert to windows 7.
    The windows 10 system restore boot media works fine with keyboard and mouse. All USB ports work in windows 7. I don't know what is wrong. I suspect that windows 10 is lacking a driver of some sort, but since the computer accepts no input I have no way of checking for which driver let alone installing it.

    Please help me figure this out. If I have to revert back to windows 7 again, I am not going to get it upgraded to windows 10. Thank you in advanced.
     
    Nordic, Apr 9, 2021
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  3. 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, Apr 9, 2021
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  4. alexp999 Win User

    Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10 Free Upgrade

    Leaked Information Points at Free OEM Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7

    Tech ARP has managed to get a hold of a copy of a draft document, preliminarily named the Windows 7 Upgrade Program. It is said to have been distributed to Microsoft's OEM partners on 10th December giving them a month to provide feedback. Obviously nothing is set in stone yet, but Microsoft provided similar upgrade programs for Vista and XP. The extract follows:


    Source: Tech ARP
     
    alexp999, Apr 9, 2021
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