Ok here a better explanation of the problem;
As I said this was the Pc of my 13 years old son, the C; drive was a mess, even after the update it take 3 minutes too both, I the time I want to reformat and make a fresh Windows 7 install before upgrade but he refuse it. He said he will lost all his stuff ( he make a lot of mod on certain games ). I was using Intel Rapide Storage to cache the c: with a ssd. For do so you have to put the sata in raid in the BIOS. This bring my first mistake, the day before I planed to deactivate it and reboot before upgrade but in the rush I simply forget it. Actually I don’t forget it, my son put a password in the BIOS and I reset it remove the raid. But this was the mistake it remove it only on 1 bios as I use the button at the back of the Asus ROG board instead of removing the battery and short the connectors.
During the fresh re install, I never enter a key, they ask me at the beginning for one and also at the end, they asked twice. It,s when I right click computer I see it was not activate and I try to activate it fail and ask me for a key ( I remember at one time the default upgrade one was written , the last part of it ) the I Google to get the phone # to activate….. I fall on a moron, instead of tell me he can’t do anything, he ask me my Windows 7 key,,,,,, and after he inform me that he block it. That I will not be able to use it for reinstall Windows 7 …..it’s then I guess really piss off. He said he block it because I tried to activate a copy on Windows 10 on a different computer with a 7 key, that was totally BS.
So this is the story, I made few mistake and I fall on a moron who block my full retail Windows 7 Ultimate key that I pay .
But this is a lesson; don’t expect to activate your upgrade if you change hardware. A HD is probably not enough but in my case the raid thing was. I remember after tht every time I add or change a raid card you have to reactivate. The double BIOS still also questionable. Let say it was not the typical Mom and Dad setup.
So if you have to change the motherboard, reinstall Windows 7, activate it by phone and then upgrade….but do so before next July…..or it will not be free. Unless, is the 7 key still good for activation after you upgrade ? It must be so if you want to downgrade.
What make me mad, is the stupid moron who block my legit key………… Now I used one of my windows 8 my Technet key to reinstall the thing.
So no I don’t try to upgrade with a retail Windows 10 , and I never enter a key at install. Hope it’s clearer now
As for the Linux think, forget it….no games, don’t give me the steam option, I play Stalker and battlefield , my accounting software run only in vm on it , no Adobe stuff……