Windows 10: Confused about License requirement for clean install...

  1.    13 Jan 2016 #1

    Confused about License requirement for clean install...


    I have a PC I want to install Windows 10 on, clean. I have a Win 7 Pro license key.

    In instructions I read about installs it says to use a Windows 10 license key.

    As you probably guess, can I install Windows 10 from a USB drive and use a Windows 7 Pro license key?
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       13 Jan 2016 #2

    56Kruiser said: View Post
    I have a PC I want to install Windows 10 on, clean. I have a Win 7 Pro license key.

    In instructions I read about installs it says to use a Windows 10 license key.

    As you probably guess, can I install Windows 10 from a USB drive and use a Windows 7 Pro license key?
    Yes as long as your Windows 7 Pro license is being used on ONE pc only. Can not use that license for more than one computer.
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  3.    13 Jan 2016 #3

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Yes as long as your Windows 7 Pro license is being used on ONE pc only. Can not use that license for more than one computer.
    Thanks.
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