Windows 10: Will this get activated ? Solved

  1. davidhk's Avatar
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       13 Apr 2016 #1

    Will this get activated ?

    I have a laptop came preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium.
    I have a set of Windows 7 "factory default" DVDs. Naturally, I have the genuine product key.

    I have since then upgraded to Windows 10 Home RTM on July 29th, 2015.

    If I create a partition and install Win 7 Home Premium, will it get activated with my Win 7 key ?
    My worry is that it won't because the key is already tied to Win 10 install.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       13 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello David,

    It would violate the EULA to activate with the same key that is tied to the free upgrade offer of Windows 10 if you have them both installed and activated.

    You can legally only have one installed and activated at the same time with the key.

    If you uninstalled Windows 10, then you would be able to legally install and activate Windows 7 again with that key, but you may need to activate by phone.
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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       13 Apr 2016 #3

    Thank you.
    I was afraid that will be the case.
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