1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 1
    win 7 pro
       03 Sep 2015 #1

    Install Win 10 on new computer build and keep old computer running


    I am in the process of building a new PC. After updating the old existing Win 7 32 bit desktop to Win 10, can I do a clean Win 10 64 bit install on the new build and keep the old computer running while I install all the necessary programs and files?
    In previous versions, we could install software on the computer and have 30 days to activate before we lost functionality. Is this still true for Win 10 or would I need to contact MS to get delayed activation permission for the new build in order to load it with software and test it out before making the change over?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 76
    windows 10 pro
       03 Sep 2015 #2

    Cant be done . You need to do an in place upgrade from win 7 ,8 ,8,1 to activate then clean install . windows 10 will clean install on your new pc but will never activate even if you have a valid product key for win 7 ,8 ,8.1 .
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 841
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       03 Sep 2015 #3

    xITguy said: View Post
    In previous versions, we could install software on the computer and have 30 days to activate before we lost functionality. Is this still true for Win 10 or would I need to contact MS to get delayed activation permission for the new build in order to load it with software and test it out before making the change over?
    MS has drastically changed the activation method for the free Win10 Upgrade. Unlike with previous OS versions, you can not enter the product key of an earlier OS version to activate; instead, the activation is done automatically as part of the in-place Upgrade. And, you're not going to get permission to delay the activation -- it simply won't activate the way you're planning to do the install.
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