Windows 10: Installing Windows 10 to a new Hard Disk.

  1.    12 Mar 2017 #1

    Installing Windows 10 to a new Hard Disk.


    A few weeks ago, I downloaded the Media Creation Tool and created a Windows 10 Recovery disk and used it to do
    a clean install of my W10 upgraded installation on my desktop. It went well.

    Now I find I would like to put W10 on my Win 7 Acer laptop and plan to remove the existing hdd and replace it with a new one on which I will install W10. Can I use the existing W10 Recovery disk to do that installation? Assuming I can, will I run into an activation problem because I don't have a product key? If so, how do I get a product key?

    Thank you.
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  2.    12 Mar 2017 #2

    Being a different PC by rights you need to buy windows 10 to get a key and for it to activate
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Mar 2017 #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    Being a different PC by rights you need to buy windows 10 to get a key and for it to activate
    I believe he can use his Windows 7 key during the install and it`ll activate 10.

    Others can comment on that.
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  4.    12 Mar 2017 #4

    On your Acer Windows 7 laptop, insert the USB flash drive you created with the Media Creation Tool (with Windows 7 running, just like you were going to copy files to or from it). Run setup.exe from it. It will upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 10, establish the digital license for Windows 10 on Microsoft Activation servers and then you can clean install Windows 10 to that laptop later if you want.
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  5.    12 Mar 2017 #5

    Gosh, that is too easy. Thank you very much.


    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    On your Acer Windows 7 laptop, insert the USB flash drive you created with the Media Creation Tool (with Windows 7 running, just like you were going to copy files to or from it). Run setup.exe from it. It will upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 10, establish the digital license for Windows 10 on Microsoft Activation servers and then you can clean install Windows 10 to that laptop later if you want.
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