How do Win7 K and KN keys translate to Win10


  1. ppm
    Posts : 8
    XP,7,8.1,10
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    How do Win7 K and KN keys translate to Win10


    I have Win7 Ultimate K and Win7 Ultimate KN which I intend to do a clean install of Win10 (within the next 2 days !!)
    Does anyone know how Win7 K and KN keys translate to a Window 10 licence ? Can the Win7 K and KN keys be used for the "regular" Win10 - or can they only be used for the "N" version of Win10 ???

    I don't mind installing Win10 "N" because you can always download and install the Media Pack that restores media player etc. But I would much rather just install the regular version of Win10 ??
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    You can only use your product key/license from Windows 7 to upgrade to the same edition of Windows 10. Single Language has to upgrade to Single Language. N has to upgrade to N. KN has to upgrade to KN. Sorry, but you can't cross those barriers.
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  3. ppm
    Posts : 8
    XP,7,8.1,10
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    Yeah, unfortunately I can confirm 100% that is the case. I have a bunch of Win7 computers that I'm rushing to do clean Win10 installs on and I thought I'd give it a go. The Win7 "KN" definitely does NOT work on the regular Win7 - error message was that they key did not match the version of Windows. As soon as I used the "N" version of Win10, it installed fine.

    I've got 5 more computers to do in the next 2 days !!
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