Windows 10: Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade on New SSD.

  1. ronaldo9r9's Avatar
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    Windows 7 and Windows 10 Pro
       13 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade on New SSD.

    Hi Guys,

    I have recently upgraded my laptop drive running Windows 7 Home Edition. I reserved windows 10 free upgrade, however I installed Windows 10 Insider preview using ISO. Before I did that I created Recovery image using Packard Bell software. Since then I have replaced old drive with Sandisk 240gb SSD drive, I installed Windows 10 using ISO on SSD.

    I have sticker on the back of my laptop with Windows 7 home edition key. When Windows 10 is officially released on 29/07 do I need to use the key on my laptop. Will it be as simple as that or Do i need to restore the image on SSD drive and then upgrade to Windows 10. I am hoping I don't have to install Windows 10 as a fresh install.

    Any suggestion.

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  2.    14 Jul 2015 #2


    You will need put the image back onto the SSD, then upgrade when you are prompted. (This may not be on the 29th)

    * Edit *

    Just read this:

    The store-based license key will supersede the registration key that is locked to your PCs motherboard. After that, you can then do a clean installation to a new drive which will consume one license.
    Last edited by MrCollective; 14 Jul 2015 at 05:52.
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  3. ronaldo9r9's Avatar
    Posts : 76
    Windows 7 and Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       14 Jul 2015 #3

    Okay. I will put image back on my SSD and Install when Windows 10 when its available.

    One thing I noticed is that Windows 7 key sticker key is fading away. I can barely read last four digits/letters of the key. Will this be a problem when Windows 10 is released I will be asked for this right?

    Can I do the following do you think

    1- Create a backup of Windows 10 insider preview, Restore Windows 7 using disks on SSD and then Install Windows 10. This way it will remember I have Valid Windows 7.
    2- Restore Windows 7 on SSD now and then restore Windows 10 insider Preview on SSD and then install Windows 10 when its available keeping all the files.

    or is there a third option?
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  4.    14 Jul 2015 #4

    Here is a thought for others - For those of you that purchased Windows 8 as an upgrade to Win 7 ..
    That is considered a Windows 8 Retail Upgrade and the Product Key is transferrable

    If you upgrade to windows 10 from windows 8 / 8.1 the windows 8/8.1 key is superseded to a 10 key on that PC

    Re-install windows 7 and have that key superseded
    and save your purchased win8 key for transfer to another non-upgradable PC - before you supersede it to a 10 key

    This has been bothering me since 10 was said to be a free upgrade - we who purchased 8 upgrade - could now get a free upgrade from 7 to 10 -- but we all purchased 8 (really for nothing except to help fund 10)
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