Windows 10: Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7 OEM Solved

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  1.    06 Feb 2018 #1

    Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7 OEM


    I have Lenovo x230 with genuine Windows 7. Can I freely upgrade to windows 10?

    I downloaded windows media creation tool and did direct upgrade to windows 10. My laptop is upgraded to Win 10 but it is not getting activated.

    Found the following activation issue -
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  2.    06 Feb 2018 #2

    Enter the windows 7 COA key on blue sticker on base of laptop or under battery in "Change product key"

    Note installed edition of Windows 10 must be correct upgrade path eg if 7 Home SL, you need to install 10 Home SL.
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  3.    06 Feb 2018 #3

    Do not have sticker in Laptop. I found the following using showkeyplus application
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  4.    06 Feb 2018 #4

    As per ShowKeyPlus application, Window 7 OEM marker present in firmware.
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  5.    06 Feb 2018 #5

    Right click This PC and choose Properties and choose Change Product Key. Enter your product key from showkeyplus and press Next. If it still won't activate, call Microsoft
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  6.    07 Feb 2018 #6

    sam781 said: View Post
    I have Lenovo x230 with genuine Windows 7. Can I freely upgrade to windows 10?

    I downloaded windows media creation tool and did direct upgrade to windows 10. My laptop is upgraded to Win 10 but it is not getting activated.

    Found the following activation issue -
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    I found COA sticker with a Win 7 key and it worked fine. Now my laptop is updated and activated with Windows 10 Pro
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  7.    08 Feb 2018 #7

    Today I download Windows 10 ISO using media creation tool. And do a fresh windows 10 installation. When I tried to activate with the COA key, it is giving the error -
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    Note that previously I did direct upgrade from Win7 to Win10 Home premium using windows media creation tool. Then as per suggestion I use windows key (COA, found in the laptop under battery) to activate. It got activated with Windows 10 Pro. So, today I downloaded Windows 10 using Media Creation tool and install Windows 10 Pro. This time the COA key is not accepted for activation.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Feb 2018 #8

    Are you positive it's a W7 Pro key ?

    I doubt it.

    You said you did an upgrade from W7 Home to W10 Home, come on now which is it ?
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  9.    08 Feb 2018 #9

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Are you positive it's a W7 Pro key ?
    I doubt it.
    You said you did an upgrade from W7 Home to W10 Home, come on now which is it ?
    Yes, I did upgrade to Win10 Home without knowing anything. When activated with COA key in Win10 home, it got activated and it showed Win10 Pro. After activation I run showkey and saved it. Here is showkey info -

    Code:
    ShowKeyPlus - Windows Product Key Information
    
    
    Product Name:	Windows 10 Pro
    Version:	16299.125 (64-bit OS)
    Product ID:	00330-80000-00000-AA343
    Installed Key:	VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    Original Key:	27GBM--XXXXX-YYYYY-AAAAA-BBBBB
    Original Edition: Windows 7 HomePremium OEM:SLP
    OEM Key:	Windows 7 OEM marker present in firmware
    The original key showed in showkey is not COA key.
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  10.    08 Feb 2018 #10

    sam781 said: View Post
    Yes, I did upgrade to Win10 Home without knowing anything. When activated with COA key in Win10 home, it got activated and it showed Win10 Pro. After activation I run showkey and saved it. Here is showkey info -

    Code:
    ShowKeyPlus - Windows Product Key Information
    
    
    Product Name:    Windows 10 Pro
    Version:    16299.125 (64-bit OS)
    Product ID:    00330-80000-00000-AA343
    Installed Key:    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    Original Key:    27GBM--XXXXX-YYYYY-AAAAA-BBBBB
    Original Edition: Windows 7 HomePremium OEM:SLP
    OEM Key:    Windows 7 OEM marker present in firmware
    The original key showed in showkey is not COA key.
    Looks like you got lucky - someone attached a Win 7 Pro COA key?

    ... run it though "Check..." and let us know the edition.
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