1.    29 Jul 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 free upgrade key


    Hi all. Just upgraded two pc, first one was upgraded from windows 7, second one from windows 8.1. After activation I was thinking to do clean install but I have realised that keys from both machines are the same. Is that OK?
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddesigner View Post
    Hi all. Just upgraded two pc, first one was upgraded from windows 7, second one from windows 8.1. After activation I was thinking to do clean install but I have realised that keys from both machines are the same. Is that OK?
    Windows 10 Upgrades all use the same key. As long as you upgraded from a legitimate windows 7/8.1 edition on that machine, you can do a clean install without needing a key.
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3
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    Thanks
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4
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    WinXp; Win7 Pro; Win10 Pro

    Assuming you used a site license (1-n installations permitted) key then you are good to go!
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #5
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Windows 10 Upgrades all use the same key. As long as you upgraded from a legitimate windows 7/8.1 edition on that machine, you can do a clean install without needing a key.

    That didn't work for me. Told me the key was black listed and I need to buy a new one.
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I did a clean install, and when the setup asked me for a key, I just skipped it.

    It asked me 3 times for a key, and I just ignored it. After all was installed, and I had logged in again. Win10 was activated without asking me for a key, and when I checked, I had the product key again that ends with 3V66T.

    So, you don't need to enter a key when asked. You just skip it and eventually, windows is activated again.
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