1.    13 Mar 2016 #1
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    Install WIN 10 on a PC tha has a WIN 7 key.


    Hi,

    Searched the forum for possible solutions but did not find any.

    I have machine to convert to Win 10. The PC came with WIN 7 installed, but this was replaced with Win XP ( the current installed OS).

    I have a USB media stick with WIN 10 on it created from a direct download.

    Can I simply wipe the HDD, and then directly install WIN 10 seeing I have a win 7 key available?
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  2.    13 Mar 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Daniell View Post
    Hi,

    Searched the forum for possible solutions but did not find any.

    I have machine to convert to Win 10. The PC came with WIN 7 installed, but this was replaced with Win XP ( the current installed OS).

    I have a USB media stick with WIN 10 on it created from a direct download.

    Can I simply wipe the HDD, and then directly install WIN 10 seeing I have a win 7 key available?
    So long as it is latest version and you have your windows 7 key, then that will work.

    You do not need to format disk, just delete all partitions.
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  3.    13 Mar 2016 #3
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    Thanks for the response.

    I am busy doing a backup of the files and folders. There is only one partition.

    Plug in the media stick and run the process?

    This assumes the Win 7 key is still stored somewhere in the machine.
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  4.    13 Mar 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Daniell View Post
    Thanks for the response.

    I am busy doing a backup of the files and folders. There is only one partition.

    Plug in the media stick and run the process?

    This assumes the Win 7 key is still stored somewhere in the machine.
    Hang on - you need to know your key. Windows 7 keys are probably not stored as you installed xp. If pc came with windows 7, key is usually on a blue sticker on base of pc.
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  5.    13 Mar 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Hang on - you need to know your key. Windows 7 keys are probably not stored as you installed xp. If pc came with windows 7, key is usually on a blue sticker on base of pc.
    Yes the key is on the bottom of the PC.
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