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  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1
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    Win 7/Win 10 (64)

    can I upgrade both my desktop (win 7 64 bit) and my laptop (win 7 32)?


    May have been answered previously but search didn't find. If so - sorry!

    Have 2 computers -a desktop (64 bit) and a laptop (32 bit) - both Win 7 Pro Sp1. Can I upgrade each to the appropriate Win 10 (IE 64 to 64 and 32 to 32)?

    Only use laptop when on vacation ... use desktop daily.
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  2.    26 Aug 2015 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello RAPw10, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If the laptop and desktop are activated with two separate product keys, then yes. Otherwise, they are violating the EULA and both are in risk of being deactivated since a product key is only supposed to be activated on one installation at the same time.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
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  3.    26 Aug 2015 #3
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    Win 7

    Don't get why not upgrade to Win 10 on both. It has been working fine to me so far. easy to use just like Win 7.
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  4.    26 Aug 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello RAPw10, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If the laptop and desktop are activated with two separate product keys, then yes. Otherwise, they are violating the EULA and both are in risk of being deactivated since a product key is only supposed to be activated on one installation at the same time.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
    OK - Thanks ... think diff keys ... both purchased (separately) with Win 7 installed. Is there utility to display Win key ? (is key in Register - location?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Molyy View Post
    Don't get why not upgrade to Win 10 on both. It has been working fine to me so far. easy to use just like Win 7.
    Confused: do WANT TO UPGRADE BOTH
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  5.    26 Aug 2015 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    You can use the same ShowKeyPlus program in the tutorial below to view your Windows 7 keys with.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html

    You won't need to enter a key when you upgrade to Windows 10 though.
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  6.    26 Aug 2015 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Showkey will show you all the Microsoft keys on your computers. Google tenforums showkey to find the thread to download it
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  7.    27 Aug 2015 #7
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    Thank you for the 'showkey' tip.

    I believe I've misled people ... I HAVEN'T installed Win 10 yet (not on either computer) !

    Confused by Brink's first response - in the 'Product Key' tutorial there is a note at the beginning that says:
    If you upgraded to the free upgrade of Windows 10 from an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, then you will not have a product key. Instead, the PC gets registered on Microsoft activation servers to be able to activate Windows 10 with instead.
    Both my PC's (desktop and laptop) are registered - both were purchased via Dell (at diff times) and I have activated each via MS ... so, based on the first response, I believe the ans to my initial question is that both PC's can be upgraded (technically and legally).

    I expect to wait a few months - Win 7 is working fine now ... and there will probably be Win 10/MS snafu's which will be patched.
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  8.    27 Aug 2015 #8
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Na, I knew you haven't yet, and was just asking.

    That quote is only if you had upgraded to Windows 10 for the free offer on say an activated Windows 7 PC.

    The free offer Windows 10 doesn't have a product key since you upgraded from say Windows 7. Instead the PC gets registered on Microsoft activation servers to have Windows 10 automatically activated whenever installed in the future on that specific PC.

    It'll show your key for Windows 7 when used in Windows 7.
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  9.    27 Aug 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAPw10 View Post
    ...Confused by Brink's first response - in the 'Product Key' tutorial there is a note at the beginning that says:...Both my PC's (desktop and laptop) are registered - both were purchased via Dell (at diff times) and I have activated each via MS ... so, based on the first response, I believe the ans to my initial question is that both PC's can be upgraded (technically and legally).

    I expect to wait a few months - Win 7 is working fine now ... and there will probably be Win 10/MS snafu's which will be patched.
    Once you do the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Pro actually in your case), your hardware is recorded as a hashID on Microsoft Activation server and there is no Product Key (other than a generic one you can look up and publically know) per se (unless you buy a retail full version of Windows 10). You can supposedly make hardware, changes to your machine, short of upgrading the motherboard and the server will still recognize your system as duly activated.

    Appears you understand the key question's answer, hope the above helps unconfuse some. Don't blame you for waiting a bit. I did it just to escape from Windows 8.

    EDIT: Well dang, Brink answered already, as I serenely sat here fat-fingering my own response.
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  10.    27 Aug 2015 #10
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    Thank you - EVERYONE
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