Windows 10: Windows 7 key for 10

  1.    11 Jun 2016 #1

    Windows 7 key for 10


    Hi,

    My install didnt work properly,

    I tried typing in my windows 7 key which i bought awhile ago into Windows 10 change key program.

    It says its wrong but I copied it from the email I got? Its Windows 7 Professional.

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    What do I do? Should I just buy a new Windows 10 license?
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       11 Jun 2016 #2

    Is your Windows 10 also a Pro version or it is a Home version.
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  3.    11 Jun 2016 #3

    That looks a little too cheap for a Windows license. Legal one that is.
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    W10Prox64
       11 Jun 2016 #4

    I agree with davidhk - if you have installed W10Home, you have to do things a little bit differently, to upgrade to Pro.

    See here, start with step 5:
    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro - Windows 10 Forums

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  5.    11 Jun 2016 #5

    Layloria,

    Please press Win Key + R to open the run dialog, run winver. Post a screenshot of the result window here.

    Also right click on the start icon, select Command Prompt (Admin). In the command prompt window run:
    slmgr /dlv
    Post the results here. Then we can help you more. Your results should look like:

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  6.    11 Jun 2016 #6

    Porthos said: View Post
    That looks a little too cheap for a Windows license. Legal one that is.
    I got it a few months ago with my new custom build as i didnt want windows 10 as I wanted something I was used to when I first started using it. It was on sale.
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  7.    15 Jun 2016 #7

    Try installing that W7 first and see if it would activate. It' may be an OEM version.
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  8.    15 Jun 2016 #8

    It's the same windows 7 key I had before I upgraded, I used this key to activate my windows 7 pro
    Then I upgraded for free to windows 10
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  9.    15 Jun 2016 #9

    Layloria said: View Post
    It's the same windows 7 key I had before I upgraded, I used this key to activate my windows 7 pro
    Then I upgraded for free to windows 10
    It's hard to troubleshoot without some tangible info - do as NavyLCDR suggested - otherwise your guess is as good as mine.
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