downgraded from windows 8 to 7(pirated)


  1. Posts : 1
    windows 7
       #1

    downgraded from windows 8 to 7(pirated)


    i bought my laptop 2 years ago, and it was running windows 8, i had a lot of trouble with it and decided to downgrade it to windows 7, i pirated a windows 7 ultimate edition and my computer worked ever since, now i want to upgrade to windows 10, i have the icon, i reserved my copy, but it has been downloading for more than a week, and when i click view download progress, the get windows 10 app just shuts down. is there any way for me to get a free upgrade (using the windows 8 key that came with my laptop) to windows 10?
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    win10 PRO on 5 PC's and Linux mint
       #2

    How about downloading win 8 iso from MS, install that with your win 8 key, then when it is activated, do the upgrade to 10.
    Win 10 will not install the upgrade on an unactivated windows.

    Like doing this
    Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Windows Help

    It might work, I was thinking somewhere you can get an iso of windows 8, I see one for 8.1
    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    Take a look here
    How to Download Windows 10, 7, 8, and 8.1 Install Media Legally
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  3. Posts : 48
    Win10
       #3

    assuming you used the "right one", your problem may not be the Win7 activation circumvention ie something else is stopping the upgrade.
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  4. Posts : 388
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       #4

    Just a small point..... Windows 10 will not upgrade Windows 8.0,,,,,, it will only upgrade Windows 8.1.
    And even Windows 7 must also include Service Pack 1.

    So, if you have 8.0 you'll have to upgrade that to 8.1 before doing the additional upgrade to Windows 10.
    I didn't make that rule...... Microsoft did!


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  5. Posts : 1,219
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       #5

    Just a small point..... Windows 10 will not upgrade Windows 8.0,,,,,, it will only upgrade Windows 8.1.
    Not true. Look at the chart in the linked thread. Win8 DOES upgrade to Win10, just does not do it through Windows Update; instead, you have to use update media: https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...e-upgrade.html
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  6. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro
       #6

    TechnoMage said:
    Just a small point..... Windows 10 will not upgrade Windows 8.0,,,,,, it will only upgrade Windows 8.1.
    And even Windows 7 must also include Service Pack 1.

    So, if you have 8.0 you'll have to upgrade that to 8.1 before doing the additional upgrade to Windows 10.
    I didn't make that rule...... Microsoft did!



    That is only true for the Windows Update method. Using the Media Creation Tool or Tech Bench ISO will upgrade non-SP1 Win7 and Win8.0.
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