1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Win8.1 & 10
       25 Jul 2016 #1

    upgrade Win 8 technet licenses

    I have a bunch of Win 8.1 licenses from my technet subscription. Obviously, the subscription no long exists, but I find these licenses still work when I activate my machines.

    So my question is: how can I batch upgrade these licenses to Win 10 before it the free upgrade period lapses?
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  2. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 199
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Jul 2016 #2

    The licenses should still be good, no matter what version you're running. You can't upgrade keys.

    To answer your question; you will need to upgrade to windows 10 before the dead line for however many keys you have.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10,908
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro
       25 Jul 2016 #3

    While the offer is available it is possible to use Windows 7 & 8.1 keys to activate Windows 10 without first upgrading.
    What you need to do is run the setup for Windows 10, if you install Windows 10 on a system that has no other OS installed or a OS like Vista or XP you can use a key of 8.1 or 7 for activating Windows 10.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,898
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Jul 2016 #4

    You can't upgrade just product keys to Windows 10. You upgrade devices to Windows 10. The license for Windows 10 stored on Microsoft activation servers is for that computer - not for the Windows 7/8/8.1 product key that it came for.
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