Maybe you can help me with another problem? Where do I get my valid activation key? Hey, So that's a fact - despite free upgrade to Win10 ended a year ago, you can still activate Windows 10 using Windows 7 key. Backup media is, of course, intended to be used to restore a system to the way it was at time of purchase. If there is, enter that key into your Windows 10 system, after that, click the acitvate to verify. Windows 7 should not be used to activate Windows 10 as it is not applicable. Edit for legal mumbo jumbo- please only attempt if you are within legal right. Really this has saved me several hours, maybe days of experimenting.
It looks something like the following: Proceed to enter the product key and click Next Wait while Windows attempts to activate. Just pointing out that you can acquire backup media. You can use a win 7 key to upgrade to win 10 still. The free upgrade period is over. So what is legal today, could be illegal tomorrow. If not there, ask seller.
When it is determined that the end user has an eligible Windows license, the customer service representative will provide a single-use activation code to activate the software. You should be able to find an article about this from Google, as a few pieces were written about this change several weeks back. So that part is not that hard at all. Just skip that step and windows will be activated. Figured it was worth a try.
I have no idea where it is continually getting the key for home and deciding to install that edition. Disclaimer: The following is posted for informational purposes only, and is not intended or implied to endorse or condone any violations of Microsoft or Dell licenses, policies, warranties, or whatever. I did the free upgrade to windows 10, then did a clean a clean install formatting the drive. All you need to do is buy a license for Windows 10 for your new build and don't waste any time with Windows 7. Search the same purchasing sites as for W10 -- for example Amazon.
If not there, ask seller. Since its coming up multiple times, it might be good to have. If all goes well, within a minute, you should see this screen. Do try to give more information in your posts as otherwise everyone is guessing what you mean. Most antivirus seems to complain about produkey, but I've never had issues with it. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact.
I am currently running Windows 7 that I suspect to be non-legit because it was installed by an old friend, and I'm confused if cloning it would be of any use. When you received the computer there was an option to create backup media. Grabbing an outdated version from a potentially sketchy site, and paying for it, seems kind of silly. Machine was never upgraded to Win10 before. Now Windows 10 will not activate after the clean install. What if the Windows 7 Ultimate license key was never used to activate a machine? Previously, we could use Windows 8 or 8. Hello, I just wanted to ask a basic question.
To verify, run this command from a cmd prompt with administrator privs: slmgr. I suggest that you could feedback it. Lets take a look at how to do that. Once i did that, it was giving me an error message saying the key provided didn't match the media. Not copies, the originals, the ones that Dell supplies -- if you know how to order them.
Download the Microsoft media creation tool. Many articles on the web confirm that as well, however, I haven't found any official statement from Microsoft. Does using to activate Win 10 still work? Thanks for your help Rich! Call the number and explain the circumstances. But he didn't say he did that, he is asking about upgrading from 7 to 10 now. A retail key can be used as many times as necessary on only one computer at a time. I appreciate the fact no two people hear, see, or read something the same way. And, again, why would you want to pay for it? Disclaimer: The following is posted for informational purposes only, and is not intended or implied to endorse or condone any violations of Microsoft or Dell licenses, policies, warranties, or whatever.
It sounds like just using the magnifier once in awhile lets you qualify. Many articles on the web confirm that as well, however, I haven't found any official statement from Microsoft. As near as I can tell from the page you linked to I should do an install of Windows 10 Pro x64 and click on the I do not have a product key twice in the process to create a cloneable image. From what I understand if you did not activiate, you would get warnings and you would lose Windows 7, a little bit at a time. Clone it, boot the clone and activate using a Windows 7 Ultimate license from one of the machines being retired? Just pointing out that you can acquire backup media.
I went back and re-downloaded the file and made sure i had a corresponding product key, and after that it worked without issue. It doesn't work like that. Grabbing an outdated version from a potentially sketchy site, and paying for it, seems kind of silly. I would think about the situation before calling, so that you will have accurate and detailed information for the rep. Hi, I'm afraid this is illegal. When it asks for your Key you just enter in your Windows 7 Key.