Windows 10: Product Key of win 7 Pro works in win 10 Pro fresh install

  1.    16 Aug 2015 #1

    Product Key of win 7 Pro works in win 10 Pro fresh install

    I want to install windows 10 pro and win dev tools VS2015 Community...

    on my MacBook Pro 4-cores/16GB/256GB

    I have Windows 7 Pro license and VMWare Fusion Pro license

    What to do???

    Product Key of win 7 Pro works in win 10 Pro fresh a VM? Or have to install win 7 pro and upgrade?

    Users accounts in win 10 pro
    a user can see by anyway other user files? Emails outlook, or passwords in chrome or robofirm password manager...?
    to switcgph users needed shutdown... ? For user creation ms account is optional?
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  2. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Professional x64 (Build 10586)
       16 Aug 2015 #2

    I don't believe putting a Windows 7 Pro Product key into the Windows 10 installer will work.
    You'd have to clean install Windows 7 Pro and activate it using the Windows 7 Pro key you have then do an upgrade to Windows 10 - once Windows 10 is activated your hardware hash is remembered by Microsoft.
    This means you wouldn't have to install 7 then upgrade to 10 again if you wanted to wipe, you'd just install Windows 10 and Microsoft Activation would detect that your machine's hardware hash matched and activate.
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