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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #21
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    windows 8.1 key doesn't work with 10 you only need to upgrade for the first time from windows update then 10 will be activated
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Do you have a true valid Win 7 key ?
    Yes! I have the retail box in front of me, and it is validated OK!
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheViper View Post
    windows 8.1 key doesn't work with 10 you only need to upgrade for the first time from windows update then 10 will be activated
    It did for me.
    You can use this to find your key if you want to double check it:
    ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by imacken View Post
    Yes! I have the retail box in front of me, and it is validated OK!
    OK then, when it ask's to enter the key, do so.
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    OK then, when it ask's to enter the key, do so.
    What, the Win 7 key?
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by imacken View Post
    What, the Win 7 key?
    Yes Sir.
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  7.    29 Jul 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    OK then, when it ask's to enter the key, do so.
    I did the download (Windows 10) to a USB - then booted using the USB drive. I was then asked to install, not upgrade. A window popped up asking for my key. I typed it in & it said it wasn't a valid key. What now? I'm upgrading from Win7 64 to Win10 64
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    It did for me.
    You can use this to find your key if you want to double check it:
    ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server
    a lot of sites and people say you need to upgrade first or having windows 10 key , windows 8.1 key will not work
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  9.    29 Jul 2015 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARoss View Post
    I did the download (Windows 10) to a USB - then booted using the USB drive. I was then asked to install, not upgrade. A window popped up asking for my key. I typed it in & it said it wasn't a valid key. What now? I'm upgrading from Win7 64 to Win10 64
    you need to upgrade the pc first then u can use the iso on usb. if i can just get the iso on usb then use my win7/8 key then i would've done it already
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  10.    29 Jul 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Yes Sir.
    Nope, doesn't work! Like others here, just rejects the Win 7 key. Could it be something to do with downloading W10 Pro and trying to upgrade a W7 Home Premium?
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