1.    09 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 33

    vista to 10

    I have a friend that I have been keeping her dell inspiron 1525 with vista that I have been keeping going for years.
    She was having a friend do some painting and she let him take her laptop.
    When he brought it back she says it has windows 10 on it.
    I do not think this is likely but I have not seen it yet.
    It has 3gb memory, intel core duo cpu, 2.0 ghz.
    Is it possible to do that.
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  2.    09 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    PA, USA
    Posts : 460
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint

    It is, but it was not upgraded, more than likely he installed 7 onto it, then took the upgrade.
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  3.    09 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,891
    Windows 10 Pro

    I would highly recommend she run a Command Prompt (Admin) and enter:

    slmgr /dlv

    In the results she wants to see Retail Channel activation. If she sees anything about KMS activation it is likely an illegal activation of Windows 10.
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  4.    09 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 941
    Windows 10 Pro,

    It is definitely possible that your friend's friend had an extra license laying around that he bestowed upon your friend.
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