Windows 10: Product Key (Win 7) not accepted when upgrading to 10 Solved

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
  1.    01 May 2016 #51

    hawkman said: View Post
    i didnt originally, only when others chipped in and said it wasnt required.
    just thought, oh well

    Roy
    What you were saying originally Roy, was that Peter's Windows 7 was NOT a legal version, not Genuine!!! This is what was completely WRONG of you sir !!! as you were assuming things that you knew nothing about. Now you seem to be changing your tune.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    02 May 2016 #52

    Windows 10 Is Now Running!!

    Summary:
    When I originally clicked on the upgrade link from MS, it started the process but asked for the Win 7 product key. (But rejected it)
    I then tried ISO files. This again asked for the Win 7 key & rejected it.
    In post #34 by NavyLCDR, he provided a link. I had not seen this webpage in any previous attempts. From within Win 7, it downloaded and installed 10 without any reference to the 7 key! It was so easy, but why did the original upgrade link from MS ask for the key?

    I am very grateful to all who responded, even though it seems to have caused some controversy! Thanks for your help and advice.

    Peter
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    02 May 2016 #53

    dusty100 said: View Post
    Windows 10 Is Now Running!!

    Summary:
    When I originally clicked on the upgrade link from MS, it started the process but asked for the Win 7 product key. (But rejected it)
    I then tried ISO files. This again asked for the Win 7 key & rejected it.
    In post #34 by NavyLCDR, he provided a link. I had not seen this webpage in any previous attempts. From within Win 7, it downloaded and installed 10 without any reference to the 7 key! It was so easy, but why did the original upgrade link from MS ask for the key?

    I am very grateful to all who responded, even though it seems to have caused some controversy! Thanks for your help and advice.

    Peter
    This is GREAT NEWS Peter!!! Glad you got your Windows 7 upgraded successfully to Windows 10 Good Job Peter. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    02 May 2016 #54

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    This is GREAT NEWS Peter!!! Glad you got your Windows 7 upgraded successfully to Windows 10 Good Job Peter. :)
    Thanks once again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    02 May 2016 #55

    dusty100 said: View Post
    Thanks once again!
    If I were you Peter, I would make a complete image backup and store this in a safe place. Just incase something goes wrong with your Windows 10 at a later date. This will give you insurance and the ability to restore your Windows 10. A good image backup program is Macrium Reflect, lots of us on here use this. Here is the link, and its a Free program also.
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    02 May 2016 #56

    dusty100 said: View Post
    It was so easy, but why did the original upgrade link from MS ask for the key?

    I am very grateful to all who responded, even though it seems to have caused some controversy! Thanks for your help and advice.

    Peter
    For some reason it was detecting the wrong version, edition or language of Windows 7 installed.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456

Related Threads
Hi, I'm trying to upgrade a desktop Windows 7 Pro 64bit OEM, activated SP1, to Windows 10. I will have several machines to upgrade, and my fairly slow connection is capped except for overnight downloads, so I've downloaded the 64bit Techbench...
Product key not accepted (duplicataion) in Installation and Upgrade
I have just restored a saved version of a VM Windows 10 upgraded from Windows 7. It had a digital entitlement but the restored machine required activation. I chose what I thought was the Product Key of the Win 7 machine prior to the upgrade but it...
I'm curious, I might have to try this on an extra partition... My computer is fully activated on Pro version. I've also done a clean install after the upgrade and activated immediately just fine. So, let's say I bungled and clean installed...
I'm wondering, if after upgrading a PC to windows 10, can I use the old Windows 7 product key to install windows 7 on another PC?
Having upgraded my laptop and Surface Pro to Win 10, my neighbour asked me to do the same for his laptop running its original OEM applied Win7.1 Home premium. Unlike my 2 machines, when the win10 upgrade gets to the Product Key entry screen,...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17.
Find Us