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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,613
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       15 Jul 2015 #31

    If you purchased Win8/8.1 to upgrade win7 - reinstall win7 on your PC and upgrade it to win 10
    Since you purchased win8/8.1 you can now transfer the key to another non-free-upgradable PC
    then update that to win10 also

    I see no reason to supercede a windows 8/8.1 product key to windows 10 > on a machine (PC) that already had windows 7 installed
    Save your retail windows 8/8.1 key (from being superceded to windows 10 on that PC) and use it (transfer it) where it can be better used
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,784
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       15 Jul 2015 #32

    Kyhi said: View Post
    If you purchased Win8/8.1 to upgrade win7 - reinstall win7 on your PC and upgrade it to win 10
    Since you purchased win8/8.1 you can now transfer the key to another non-free-upgradable PC
    then update that to win10 also

    I see no reason to supercede a windows 8/8.1 product key to windows 10 > on a machine (PC) that already had windows 7 installed
    Save your retail windows 8/8.1 key (from being superceded to windows 10 on that PC) and use it (transfer it) where it can be better used
    Yes, that should work for a full version of Windows 8/8.1, but not for an upgrade copy. Unless, of course, you already have another Windows 7 to put the upgrade on.
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  3. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,380
    Win 10 14393.51
       15 Jul 2015 #33

    Wynona said: View Post
    Yes, that should work for a full version of Windows 8/8.1, but not for an upgrade copy. Unless, of course, you already have another Windows 7 to put the upgrade on.
    Just to mention the possible (but probably illegal):

    How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows 8.1 With a Windows 8 Key

    This works with a Win 8 upgrade key.

    I've used it to avoid having to install Win7, followed by an upgrade to 8 and then to 8.1.

    (Having to download and install > 1GB of Windows updates to bring 8.1 up-to-date is enough punishment in itself.)
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       15 Jul 2015 #34

    bobkn said: View Post
    Just to mention the possible (but probably illegal):

    How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows 8.1 With a Windows 8 Key

    This works with a Win 8 upgrade key.

    I've used it to avoid having to install Win7, followed by an upgrade to 8 and then to 8.1.

    (Having to download and install > 1GB of Windows updates to bring 8.1 up-to-date is enough punishment in itself.)
    I feel your pain! I just did a clean install of W8.1 Pro a couple of weeks ago. It really did a number on my monthly data allotment.
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