Successfully activated Win10 Using Win7 COA Sticker Key today Solved

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  1.    02 Mar 2018 #11

    Looks like @Bree is on the verge of passing the FNG torch to @davidhk !
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       21 Jun 2018 #12

    Further evidence that a clean install will still be activated on a machine that has never run Windows 10 before.

    I have just purchased a second hand Dell latitude E7440 Ultrabook. Checking the service tag with Dell Support shows it was originally shipped in March 2014 and supplied with Windows 8.1. The evidence is that this was then used in a corporate environment as it had been wiped and a 32-bit Windows 7 Enterprise image installed, activated with a MAK key according to ShowKeyPlus...
    ShowKeyPlus - Windows Product Key Information

    Product Name: Windows 7 Enterprise
    Version: 7601.Service Pack 1 (32-bit OS)
    Product ID: 55041-011-1394551-86776
    Installed Key: BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB
    OEM Key: C***-****-****-****-***Q
    OEM Edition: Win 8.1 RTM Core OEM:DM
    I wiped the drive and installed 1803 from a boot USB made by the MCT. Setup found the 8.1 key in the firmware so I was not asked for the edition to install or a key. On connecting to the internet Windows 10 Home was activated with a digital licence.

    This still leaves me with...
    ...the one 'never been upgraded' Win7 laptop I can test this with. So far I've managed to resist the temptation to test activation, but I'll probably try once 1803 is released.
    ...from post #2 which I can now set aside for testing further down the line.
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  3.    21 Jun 2018 #13

    Hi,

    Thanks for the info @Bree.
    I suspect the W7 to W10 upgrade should activate just fine as well.

    Cheers,
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       21 Jun 2018 #14

    fdegrove said: View Post
    I suspect the W7 to W10 upgrade should activate just fine as well,
    So do I, any qualifying 7/8/8.1 should work. The only question is will MS ever shut the door on this?
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  5.    21 Jun 2018 #15

    Hi,

    The only question is will MS ever shut the door on this?
    Personally, I do not think they will do so.

    Cheers,
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  6.    21 Jun 2018 #16

    Bree said: View Post
    So do I, any qualifying 7/8/8.1 should work. The only question is will MS ever shut the door on this?
    I installed a new motherboard, CPU and memory in my main PC this past weekend. When Windows 10 Pro wouldn't activate even with Activation Troubleshooter, I called MS Customer Service. Didn't even think of trying my 8.0 key. The technician I talked with told me to use it. It worked, of course. He said to do that if I have an activation problem in the future. So I'm thinking there aren't any current plans to stop it.
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       22 Jun 2018 #17

    larc919 said: View Post
    ...He said to do that if I have an activation problem in the future. So I'm thinking there aren't any current plans to stop it.
    That's reassuring, thanks
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