Windows 10: Windows 7 update disc key

  1.    17 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows 7 update disc key

    If I've understood correctly, I'll need to use the key from my Windows 7 installation disc to perform a clean install of Windows 10 on my PC. My Windows 7 disc is the 'update' version. Will the key from my Windows 7 update disc work when performing a Windows 10 clean install?
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  2.    17 Apr 2016 #2

    Have you done an upgrade install to Windows 10 on that computer yet? What operating system is on it now?
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  3.    17 Apr 2016 #3

    Update keys generally are fine. Best backup your current install however.
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  4.    17 Apr 2016 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Have you done an upgrade install to Windows 10 on that computer yet? What operating system is on it now?
    I'm dual booting OS X El Capitan and Windows 7 using boot camp on a mid 2012 Macbook Pro. I've tried a Windows 10 upgrade install from the HDD, from a USB and from a DVD ISO: all fail to install.
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  5.    17 Apr 2016 #5

    You should be OK with the Windows 7 product key, even from an upgrade DVD, but I would suggest capturing the genuineticket.xml file as a backup:
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
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  6.    17 Apr 2016 #6

    Thanks, NavyLCDR
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