1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7
       28 Aug 2015 #1

    Product ID/Code if Windows 10 installed on different partittion.


    If I want to keep Windows 7 but install Windows 10 on a different partition, what Product Key/Code do I use? Doesn't install of 10 use 7's ID/Code?
    Thanks....................Bill
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,597
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       28 Aug 2015 #2

    Billg226 said: View Post
    If I want to keep Windows 7 but install Windows 10 on a different partition, what Product Key/Code do I use? Doesn't install of 10 use 7's ID/Code?
    Thanks....................Bill
    It's my understanding that is what happens if one wants the free Upgrade and when dual-booting each OS needs its own Product Key so perhaps a purchase of the desire version is necessary. The free Upgrade has to be done while booted into a qualifying version of Windows, i.e. Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1, which then does take over the information from that running OS.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7
       28 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks, I kinda thought that..............Bill
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 841
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       29 Aug 2015 #4

    Win10 will only activate if you install it over Win7. If you do a clean install to a different partition, presuming Win10 has never been run before on this machine, it will never activate. The upgrade installation is what does the activation.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7
       31 Aug 2015 #5

    Thanks all but got it going with out making another partition.................Bill
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