1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 7
    XP,7,8.1,10
       28 Aug 2016 #1

    Free upgrade still working using old keys


    A few days after the 29th-July free upgrade date passed, a few people on this forum (myself included) were still reporting that new clean installs of Win10 could still be done using old Win7 keys.
    Not talking about re-installs, but new installs with old Win7 keys that had never been used.

    Has anyone tried this again recently ? Curious to know if Win10 can still be activated with old Win7 keys,

    Cheers
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  2. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,442
    Windows10
       29 Aug 2016 #2

    Who can say - it may well be region dependent. Try it and let us know?
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       29 Aug 2016 #3

    I haven't tried recently. All my devices already have a DL so I can't test it.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10
       29 Aug 2016 #4

    Windows 10 free upgrade offer still works. I tested today. First I installed and activated Windows 8.1 (I used an old Windows 8 key that had never been used) and after this I upgrade to Windows 10.

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    3. Do the step below depending on how you want to upgrade to Windows 10.

    •step 4: To Upgrade to Windows 10 using Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant
    •step 5: To Upgrade to Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool
    •step 6: To Upgrade to Windows 10 with an ISO file
    •step 7: To Upgrade to Windows 10 with USB Installation Media
    Note that Windows 10 upgrade installation does not accept Windows 7/8.x product key, so you need to select the option I'm reinstalling Windows 10 on this PC (see screenshot below).

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    You can also clean install Windows 10 and activate it directly with your unused Windows 7/8.x product key.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       29 Aug 2016 #5

    Feather said: View Post
    Windows 10 free upgrade offer still works. I tested today. First I installed and activated Windows 8.1 (I used an old Windows 8 key that had never been used) and after this I upgrade to Windows 10.

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums



    Note that Windows 10 upgrade installation does not accept Windows 7/8.x product key, so you need to select the option I'm reinstalling Windows 10 on this PC (see screenshot below).

    Click image for larger version. 

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    You can also clean install Windows 10 and activate it directly with your unused Windows 7/8.x product key.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
    Was Windows 10 ever installed and activated on that PC, prior to your test?
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  6. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10
       29 Aug 2016 #6

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Was Windows 10 ever installed and activated on that PC, prior to your test?
    No.

    I created a new virtual machine and I installed on a virtual machine (VMware Workstation 12 Player), when I installed Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10.
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       30 Aug 2016 #7

    OK, just wanted to make sure.
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