1.    30 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 and 10

    Windows 10 upgrade from 7 - what license key should I use?


    Last night up upgraded from Win7 Ultimate to Windows 10. Windows 10 shows activated, but I never received a Windows 10 "key". I saw another topic it was noted that you would use your current key for the OS you upgraded from. If I were to do a fresh install with an .ISO, I would just use my current Win7 Ultimate key?

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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 15,654
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14955

    Hello Hobo Horse, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You don't get a product key when upgrading to the free Windows 10 offer. Instead activation is tied your PC's hardware (ex: motherboard/CPU/graphics card). If you do a clean install of Windows 10 on the PC in the future, the activation server will detect the registered PC and activate.

    Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

    Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer or Media Creation Tool on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.
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