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  1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    windows 7 pro 64bit
       16 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows 7 and 10 dual Boot Scenario question


    Here is what I am trying to accomplish
    1. upgrade my win 7 pro 64bit install to win 10 LTSB
    2. reinstall my present win 7 install from image back up then change my key
    Reason for this is that I have lost a couple of install disks during a recent move. Need these 2 disks to reinstall my back up program and quick books installations
    already have split partition on SSD
    and bought new win7 key
    Can this be done and how???
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,241
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       16 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, the problem here is that officially the free upgrade period to Win 10 is over. So I'm just wondering why you bought a Win 7 key rather than a Win 10 key? Or has your PC previously had Win 10 installed on it? In which case you could simply clean install Win 10.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 6
    Win 10
       16 Oct 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, the problem here is that officially the free upgrade period to Win 10 is over. So I'm just wondering why you bought a Win 7 key rather than a Win 10 key? Or has your PC previously had Win 10 installed on it? In which case you could simply clean install Win 10.
    My HP M8400f is dual Win7 Pro 32 bit and Win 10 pro 64 bit. The disks crashed (dropped box) and I restored from 3 day old image. Both sides said the were not activated. Activated 7 pro with it's key. 10 pro would not activate with key saved from "showkeyplus". I had been 7 pro 64 bit and I was able to reactivate the 10 pro 64 side with the 7 pro 64 key. All running OK now.

    hth

    fulo
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  4. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    windows 7 pro 64bit
       16 Oct 2016 #4

    I have a W10 LTSB VLSC thru employer want to install it with my already installed apps from win 7. Just wanted know if the scenario was possible and how I would go about accomplishing iit
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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 6
    Win 10
       16 Oct 2016 #5

    Frosty: Mine started as Vista Home 32. I added a disk and installed 7 Pro 64 as clean upgrade on disk 2, keeping Vista 32 on disk 1. The 7 disk upgraded to 10 pro. After Vista support dropped, I upgraded disk 1 to 7 pro 32 using a different key. Being over 70, I do drop things. I did build my first computer from parts almost 40 yrs ago.

    hth

    fulo
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  6. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    windows 7 pro 64bit
       16 Oct 2016 #6

    I just need some help here.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,428
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Oct 2016 #7

    FrostyAMD said: View Post
    I just need some help here.
    I would suggest you go to Windows 7 Help Forums and ask about changing the Windows 7 product key. There might be some here who still would remember enough or have Windows 7 to help with that part, but I haven't used Windows 7 in so long and don't have anything with Windows 7 installed, I can't help.

    As far was Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade. You can start the upgrade by either mounting the Windows 10 ISO in Windows 7 (using a program such as WinISO) or inserting a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD. Then from within Windows 7, run setup.exe from the virtual DVD (mounted ISO file), USB flash drive or physical DVD. You should still get a good activation, and then you can try to change the Windows 10 product key to the LTSB product key - but you don't really have to.

    Then restore the Windows 7 image to it's partition, add it to the boot menu in Windows 10, and then change the product key in Windows 7.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    windows 7 pro 64bit
       16 Oct 2016 #8

    I know how to change product key. Was thinking I would change that first the let LTSB run upgrade. Then go back and reinstall my image file which contains my original product key. Was jus wondering what if any gothcha's I might encounter.
    Thank you for your helpful response.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,038
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Oct 2016 #9

    FrostyAMD said: View Post
    1. upgrade my win 7 pro 64bit install to win 10 LTSB
    That is impossible. No edition of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 can be upgraded to Windows 10 LTSB editions.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    windows 7 pro 64bit
       16 Oct 2016 #10

    The setup screen gives you the option to upgrade your present os. This I have seen and am going to try to see if it will. But first I'm trying to cover all bases before proceeding. also allows you to custom (clean)install . Tried that and it works. Just need to to see if it will upgrade my present install.
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