Windows 10: Win 10 Upgrade

  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10 / xp
       14 Mar 2016 #1

    Win 10 Upgrade

    I am running Win 7 64 pro and want to upgrade to Win 10, but retain my Win 7 install.

    Can I clone my Win 7 installation to a clean HDD, boot from the cloned Win 7 HDD and install Win 10 ?
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  2.    14 Mar 2016 #2

    It violates the EULA (End Users License Agreement) to do so. You have one license for Windows and that means one installation of Windows installed and activated at a time.
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10 / xp
    Thread Starter
       15 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks NavyLCDR... for confirming what I believed to be true.

    My quandry is:

    I purchased a Win 7 Pro 64 machine, used, with the operating system already installed.
    Before I bought the machine I checked the activation status and it shows that windows is activated and the windows 10 'upgrade icon' is displayed in the sys tray, so I bought the machine, thinking all is cool and everything should be good to go for Win 10 upgrade, but just to make sure before plunging into the upgrade I ran slmgr /dlv to see what it thought about the licensing - guess what?? - the license is a 'volume_MAK' license - but the status shows it is activated.

    I'm not into piracy, but really don't want to spring for a new product key if the upgrade will work the way it is.

    Do you know what MS checks before displaying the Win 10 upgrade icon? Can I assume because it is currently activated that it will upgrade ok, or should I bite the bullet and get a new product key??

    Appreciate any advice from anyone!
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  4.    15 Mar 2016 #4

    urikid said: View Post
    I ran slmgr /dlv to see what it thought about the licensing - guess what?? - the license is a 'volume_MAK' license - but the status shows it is activated.
    You already have a pirated and illegal copy of Windows 7 installed. If the Windows 10 upgrade did activate it would also be a pirated and illegal copy of Windows 10.
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