Windows 10: Upgrading today, few questions before I do so


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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
       02 Feb 2016 #1

    Upgrading today, few questions before I do so


    Right now I have Win7 Ultimate 64-bit.
    Last time I tried to upgrade to Win10 it couldn't verify my license key, and I kinda figured its due to how legit my key is. I may or may not have bought it and it may or may not be from "the bay".
    Anyway, my plan is to buy a Win7 pro key and use it for Windows 10 update. Is it possible to upgrade windows 7 ultimate to windows 10 pro? Should I downgrade my Windows 7 to Pro to match the Windows 10 version I'll have the key for?
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       02 Feb 2016 #2

    In order to switch from Win 7 Ultimate to Win 7 Pro, you will need to do a Clean Install.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

    Once Win 7 Pro is installed and activated, you will have no trouble upgrading to Win 10 Pro.
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  3. Posts : 5,074
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       02 Feb 2016 #3

    A faster way would be................
    Download the Win 10 ISO through Tech Bench or Media Creation Tool, burn the iso to a bootable media (DVD or USB) > then use the bootable media to do a clean install.
    You will be asked for a product key > use the newly purchase genuine Win 7 Pro key.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

    Tech Bench
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench

    Media Creation Tool (MCT)
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
    Last edited by davidhk; 02 Feb 2016 at 09:31.
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