Windows 10: Activating Windows 10 Pro with Windows 7 Pro OEM COA? Solved


  1. Posts : 138
    Windows 10 Pro - 15063 / 7 Pro
       09 Nov 2016 #1

    Activating Windows 10 Pro with Windows 7 Pro OEM COA?


    Greetings.

    I have a question regarding Windows 10 activation. I have a system with a Windows 7 Pro COA, but I want to install Windows 10 via a clean install (the system is blank anyway)

    Can I use the key on the COA to activate Windows 10 Pro? Just wondering as the activation rules for 10 are pretty sketchy.

    Thanks.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    09 Nov 2016 #2

    You should still be able to. The official free upgrade has ended but Microsoft activation servers, as of a couple days ago, are still handing out free activations of Windows 10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 138
    Windows 10 Pro - 15063 / 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       09 Nov 2016 #3

    Great! Thanks for the quick response

    edit: ​Works.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    09 Nov 2016 #4

    Thanks for the confirmation!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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