1. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       09 Feb 2016 #1

    Installing on a brand new SSD with a genuine Win 7 Pro key...?


    I am new to Windows 10, never used it... Here is my question...

    I have a new SSD and a genuine Windows 7 Pro key, which I have not used. Do I have to install windows 7 with this key on my new SSD first and then upgrade and then clean install windows 10 or is there a way to do a clean install of Windows 10 and then activate using the windows 7 key.

    I suspect the answer will be NO but I thought I would ask...

    Thanx for the replies...
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  2.    09 Feb 2016 #2

    No need to install 7. Download 10 Pro from Tech Bench, put it on a USB with Rufus, clean install Windows 10 and put in your 7 Pro key when asked.

    Absolutely there is no need to install 7 first.

    Where (or who) is Anduin by the way?
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,434
    Windows10
       09 Feb 2016 #3

    lx07 said: View Post

    Where (or who) is Anduin by the way?
    Middle Earth.
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  4.    09 Feb 2016 #4

    cereberus said: View Post
    Middle Earth.
    Not the really pretty archer man who looked after the hobbits by the barrows?
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  5. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       09 Feb 2016 #5

    lx07 said: View Post
    No need to install 7. Download 10 Pro from Tech Bench, put it on a USB with Rufus, clean install Windows 10 and put in your 7 Pro key when asked.

    Absolutely there is no need to install 7 first.

    Where (or who) is Anduin by the way?
    Ohh, thanx... this is awesome, made my day.

    When they describe Mordor which was under Sauron's control, they say East of Anduin, or something like that...
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  6.    09 Feb 2016 #6

    I'll have to look into it. I thought Mordor was south east from Saurons tower but I've probably not checked for 30 years.

    I was also thinking of "east of eden" for some reason which is (obviously) not the same thing at all. Or east of Aden which would be perhaps Goa..

    Don't worry about your install of 10 using a 7 key - there is not problem doing that...
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  7. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,581
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       09 Feb 2016 #7

    I always thought it was Mordrum but maybe I was hearing things.
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