This allowed users to perform a clean install Windows 10 and enter a valid Windows 7, 8, or 8. They keep 'sysprep' from running. The only difference is that one is already win 10 and one is still on 7. We couple of extra ones we thought we would need but decided to go to Windows 10 before they were used. No reason to test at all. With Windows 10 Threshold 2 update, Microsoft has fulfilled the promise to change the Windows 10 activation process and allowed you to use your Windows 7, 8 or 8. This is possible because the Pro Pack, while an upgrade, is a retail license attached to the Microsoft Account used to purchase it.
RojoLoco wrote: Howard7356 wrote: What type of Windows 7 Product key do you have? Save and close the config file. RojoLoco wrote: Howard7356 wrote: What type of Windows 7 Product key do you have? Or I have to install Windows 7 first, then upgrade to 10? Cheers jimbo Ok, thanks for all! Once upgraded, check activation status If it's activated, you can do clean install. Will it even need activated depending on how I run sysprep? If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact. The reference image what you will capture and subsequently deploy must be built using Volume License Media. Step 4: Enter the following key in the product key box instead of your Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.
It is against the upgrade offer and licensing. Once you upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, you can use your Windows 8. As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder. What if the Windows 7 Ultimate license key was never used to activate a machine? After the upgrading, I will get a new product key or I have to do the upgrade every time I want to do a clean install? If the reply is helpful, please remember to mark it as answer which can help other community members who have same questions and find the helpful reply quickly. Because on the other hand, Microsoft is missing out on cold, hard cash which folks should now be paying for Windows 10.
I have a Windows 7 starter spare product key. Now, we do have the ability to go out and purchase a Windows 7 Professional product key. The only difference is that one is already win 10 and one is still on 7. Try to be a bit more patient next time you answer a question. Open a command prompt with admin privileges.
If you have a retail license on one machine you can transfer it to another, removing it from the first. If memory serves, using an apropriate answer file, you can specify the key and activation from there so you don't actually need to do anything after deployment. I'm not sure I see that he is transferring or reassigning any licenses here. As most of you are aware, you have 30 days to license your copy of Windows 7 before it stops working. How to Use a Windows 7, 8, or 8. Howard7356 wrote: What type of Windows 7 Product key do you have? Hi, I'm afraid this is illegal.
In order to activate Windows 10 with Windows 7, 8 or Windows 8. Currently, the copy of Windows 7 is unlicensed. Not the answer you're looking for? I believe that If you already have the motherboard you intend to use, you just have to get that board working and booted with any parts you can find, activate Windows 10, and you should have a digital entitlement that will work on whatever system you eventually build with it. Thank you What type of Windows 7 Product key do you have? But, if you want to transfer your single license to your new computer because the old one is broken, you can do it. Anybody else doing this I would be interested in your steps. I have a Windows 7 starter spare product key. Or a place in the license this is not allowed? Hey, So that's a fact - despite free upgrade to Win10 ended a year ago, you can still activate Windows 10 using Windows 7 key.
Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Threshold 2 November update. What if the Windows 7 Ultimate license key was never used to activate a machine? Hi guys, Okay, so I wanted to know, I currently have a pc at home with a paid Windows 7 installed. Just skip that step and windows will be activated. Step 6: Click Change product key, click Yes for the prompt, and then enter your Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, Windows 8. Now the real proof that this worked will be in the future when I try to activate a real computer with one of these keys after the free upgrade period is over.
The only difference is that one is already win 10 and one is still on 7. Once you have activated an upgrade, you can clean install and will not get a new key. To be more specific you can't boot the boot media and install it. Can you use your Windows 10 license key more than one? Then clone it, boot the clone and change the license key using a Windows 7 Ultimate license from one of the systems being retired. I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install.
If Microsoft lets me transfer my license then I guess it was a success. For a full list of changes, please refer to our guide. Many articles on the web confirm that as well, however, I haven't found any official statement from Microsoft. I suggest that you could feedback it. If you have one of those lying around, great. It's a 16 byte hex value with a dash in the middle.