Using Windows 10 free upgrade for Win. 7


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    Windows10
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    Using Windows 10 free upgrade for Win. 7


    Hi, first, let me say I am not the smartest guy when it comes to computers. I am trying to use the free upgrade to Win. 10 on my Win. 7 pc that is here under the tutorial forum. Last night, I started the download for Win.10 installation media,and it went along without a problem, it started the update, and at about 2 hrs. into the update, (86% complete), the power in our community went out!! This am, I started the pc, and it said it was recovering Win.7, or something like that? It did go back to Win.7, and woks fine, however I attempted to install Win.10 installation media again, and it starts Win.10 set up, but it now asks for the product key. I have the product key #, and enter it, but it says it is the wrong product key #, try again. Last night it did not ask for a product key. My question is, is there a way to get the free upgrade without the product key??

    Thanks for any assistance,
    Jerry
      My Computer


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    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    Is your Windows 7 currently activated?

    In a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges (run as Administrator) try the command:
    slmgr /ato
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 54
    Windows10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    NavyLCDR said:
    Is your Windows 7 currently activated?
    Yes, I use it all the time. I am on it now.
    In a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges (run as Administrator) try the command:
    slmgr /ato
    Yes
      My Computer


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    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #4

    Hi,
    Just upgraded a very old win-7 home premium laptop 2009 version came with vista actually went very well.
    Used media creation tool inplace upgrade ezpz.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 3,453
       #5

    jer1 said:
    Hi, first, let me say I am not the smartest guy when it comes to computers. I am trying to use the free upgrade to Win. 10 on my Win. 7 pc that is here under the tutorial forum. Last night, I started the download for Win.10 installation media,and it went along without a problem, it started the update, and at about 2 hrs. into the update, (86% complete), the power in our community went out!! This am, I started the pc, and it said it was recovering Win.7, or something like that? It did go back to Win.7, and woks fine, however I attempted to install Win.10 installation media again, and it starts Win.10 set up, but it now asks for the product key. I have the product key #, and enter it, but it says it is the wrong product key #, try again. Last night it did not ask for a product key. My question is, is there a way to get the free upgrade without the product key??

    Thanks for any assistance,
    Jerry
    Which key are you using the COA?
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 54
    Windows10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Using Windows 10 free upgrade for Win. 7


    jer1 said:
    Yes
    First I would like to thank you and others for your help and suggestions. You are not going to believe this, but I went to MY PC and the wrong ID/product key# was not the same as my Win. 7 product#, so it had a change ID#, and I entered my Prod. key # and tried installing again, and guess what!! It worked. In fact I am using it now.

    I just want to say thanks again for all the help.
    Jerry
      My Computer


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       #7

    jer1 said:
    First I would like to thank you and others for your help and suggestions. You are not going to believe this, but I went to MY PC and the wrong ID/product key# was not the same as my Win. 7 product#, so it had a change ID#, and I entered my Prod. key # and tried installing again, and guess what!! It worked. In fact I am using it now.

    I just want to say thanks again for all the help.
    Jerry
    Nice! LOL..

    It's good (2 hrs later.. but updates are laborious I know) that you went and figured it out... but all's well is what matters

    Well Done!
      My Computer


 

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