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


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    win 10 - 64
       #1

    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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    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    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. Posts : 56
    win 10 - 64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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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