1.    05 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Will Windows 10 be activated


    What about this scenario:
    1. Was running activated copy of Windows 7
    2. Performed clean install of Windows 10 from USB boot
    3. Cannot activate Windows 10 because upgrade was not performed from Windows 7

    What if I do this:
    1. Disconnect primary drive and attach a different drive
    2. Clean install Windows 7 and activate
    3. Upgrade the drive to Windows 10 and activate
    4. Disconnect this drive and reattach and boot from the primary drive

    Will Windows 10 be activated or allow me to activate now without reloading what I already have?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    That should work ok. Microsoft wants to see an upgrade from activated Windows 7 or 8/8.1 to Windows 10 and record you system details on its activation database. After that, a clean install should activate successfully. Swapping in a clean install of Windows 10 on a hard drive created on your current system should work after the above upgrade.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,148
    Windows 10 Pro

    I would think it would work. After you are all completely done, if Windows 10 doesn't activate automatically, open an elevated command prompt ("Run as Administrator" command prompt), type slmgr /ato

    That will run the online activation

    then type slmgr /xpr

    That will tell you if you are activated and if/when activation will expire.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Windows not activated after clean install
Hello, I upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 10 using the windows updater. After windows 10 was installed, I decided to download this Windows 10 and chose the USB option. I booted into my USB and when selecting the partition, I deleted every partition...
Windows Updates and Activation
windows activated ( iam insider ) is that for all ?
...
Windows Insider
Will I be activated if I upgrade to Windows 10 if I don't see the icon
Will I be activated if I upgrade to Windows 10 if I don't see the Upgrade to Windows icon? I know my laptop is compatible with Windows 10, I had the icon before I installed and reverted back to Windows 7 and 10 multiple times. I'm going to upgrade...
Windows Updates and Activation
My windows 10 isn't activated?
When I open the system info utility it says my copy of windows isn't activated... this is confusing as I thought Windows 10 was free due to me already having 8.1?
Windows Updates and Activation
Windows not activated
Hello I was forced into reinstalling Windows 10 Tech. preview last night. Installation run smooth, but im now stuck back at build 9879, and worn't update. I think this may be because my windows build is not activated proberly. When i enter...
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:39.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums