Windows 10: Can I use my 7 product key to activate?


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Can I use my 7 product key to activate?


    Hey guys.

    I uninstalled the GWX update a couple of weeks back (icon was annoying me lol don't ask) I reinstalled the update today with 10 being released & the GWX app wouldn't work at all, no icon, nothing. Instead I have just upgraded by using their media creation tool instead & I'm getting the "Can't activate, try later" message also. Will this be because I never used the GWX app? Can I use my 7 product key to activate? I had a legit 7 ultimate key installed before I upgraded my machine.

    Thanks peeps.
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  2. Posts : 57
    Desktop : Windows 10 RTM (Upgrade) Daily Driver: Windows 8.1 Pro + OS X 10.10.4
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    dgcdan said: View Post
    Hey guys.

    I uninstalled the GWX update a couple of weeks back (icon was annoying me lol don't ask) I reinstalled the update today with 10 being released & the GWX app wouldn't work at all, no icon, nothing. Instead I have just upgraded by using their media creation tool instead & I'm getting the "Can't activate, try later" message also. Will this be because I never used the GWX app? Can I use my 7 product key to activate? I had a legit 7 ultimate key installed before I upgraded my machine.

    Thanks peeps.
    AFAIK You'll have to reinstall Windows 7 and do to upgrade process again.


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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       29 Jul 2015 #3

    mrplt said: View Post
    AFAIK You'll have to reinstall Windows 7 and do to upgrade process again.
    Oh god what a nightmare lol, I couldn't get their GWX app to work at all, I tried the "fixes" online and guides but it just refused to show the icon anymore. :\

    Thanks for the reply mate.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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