1.    10 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    win 10

    Converting my win 7 license to win 10 without installing it?

    I have a win 7 install disk, and I don't want to loose the chance to have windows 10 for free, is there a way to convert it without installing it.

    If not I have some old computer that probably can install win 7 then upgrade to 10. But will I be able to erase it and install it on a new computer later on.

    I currently have a computer with windows 10 (different license). I also have a USB key.

    What are my options?
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  2.    10 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,910
    Windows 10 Pro

    Make an image of the Windows 7 you have now (I recommend Macrium Reflect). Upgrade it to Windows 10 on the same computer to establish the digital entitlement which will be stored on Microsoft activation servers. Restore the image of Windows 7 you made. You can try Windows internal revert to previous OS feature but it doesn't work very well.

    Windows 10 upgrades from previous OS will not transfer from computer to computer.
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  3.    10 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    win 10

    I eared one of the windows 10 update was about not having to install window 7 before upgrading. How can I do that?
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