Windows 10: Windows 8 license key on Windows 10

Discus and support Windows 8 license key on Windows 10 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have Windows 10 on my computer. Is it possible to activate Windows 10 With an unused Windows 8.1 key? Or do i have to downgrade to Windows 8.1,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Gjeruldsen, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Windows 8 license key on Windows 10


    I have Windows 10 on my computer. Is it possible to activate Windows 10 With an unused Windows 8.1 key? Or do i have to downgrade to Windows 8.1, activate it and then upgrade to Windows 10 again?

    Thanks for replying *Smile

    :)
     
    Gjeruldsen, Aug 2, 2015
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  2. Windows 10 OEM License Key Reactivation Error!

    I have a windows 8 OEM genuine license key. I'm installing windows license key virtual box checking the key in windows 10 activation first time. my virtual machine windows 10 was activated in my windows 8 OEM key after the activation I'm cleaning my laptop
    windows 10 and install fresh windows 10 again in my dell laptop and I'm using that license key again but my windows 10 can't activating.. my virtual box windows lost and windows or old data lost but my new windows can't activating how to activate the again
    using the same license key please help me my OEM License key purchasing money waste..
     
    Muhammad Aadil, Aug 2, 2015
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  3. Windows 10 Pro upgrade from 8.1 home

    Volume License key doesn't qualify for free Upgrade.

    See
    Activation in Windows 10 - Windows Help:


    Note

    • Some Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1product keys can't be used to activate
      Windows 10, such as product keys for volume licensing, including Generic Volume Licensing Keys (GVLK) and Multiple Activation Keys (MAK), and Windows 7 Enterprise,
      Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

     
    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP, Aug 2, 2015
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  4. BunnyJ New Member

    Windows 8 license key on Windows 10

    Yes.. you can't activate Win10 with a Win8.1 key. Downgrade.. activate and then upgrade.
    PS, welcome to the forums
     
    BunnyJ, Aug 2, 2015
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  5. Okey, thanks for the quick reply
     
    Gjeruldsen, Aug 2, 2015
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  6. BunnyJ New Member
    You're welcome.
     
    BunnyJ, Apr 5, 2018
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