Can I still use Win7/8.x keys to activate Win10 1511+ after July

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by myhken, May 28, 2016.

  1. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    I have a ton of Win7 and Win8.x keys that I don't use. (I have allot of Win10 keys also, but this is not important). Today you can use a old Win7/8.x key, never used before, to activate Win10 1511.x
    Do anybody know if that will still work after July this year?
     
  2. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    No it won't.
     
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    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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  4. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Where did you heard such a weird story, that You can activate Win 10 using Win 7 key? :empathy3:
     
  5. sml156

    sml156 MDL Member

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    #5 sml156, May 29, 2016
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    Where have you been, Under a rock

    Read post three as many times as it takes you to understand that for now and until the expiry date ends you can in fact activate Win 10 using Win 7 or 8 key.
     
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  6. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Surly you jest:eek::eek::eek:
     
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  7. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    Because I do it all the time when I create new virtual computers or install on older computers. Under setup of Win10, on a empty disk, you will be asked for a key (you can skip it). But when you type in any old MSDNAA, DreamSpark, Technet or MSDN Win7/8.x code Win10 accept the code, and it's activated after setup. If you skip it under the setup, you can use the same key to activate the normal way.

    So no crazy story there. Tomorrow I can show with pictures if you like, it's not magic. But it only work on 1511 / 1511.1 (feb) / 1511.x (apr) The .iso file can you download free from Techbench or Media Creation Tool, both will work. :clap:
     
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    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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  9. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    Yes you can. Since TH2 iso's you can enter the 7/8.x key and activate (and it will store your hwid as perm activation) instead of having to do the 7 -> 10 upgrade.
     
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  10. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Personally, I think the OP should hold some sort of a contest here on MDL, and just give them away. Soon they will be useless anyway, so they may as well benefit someone. :eek:
     
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  11. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    Always need for a Win7 or Win8.1 key you know. And I don't have time to do such thing. It will be massive PMs.:death:
     
  12. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Talk to the Boss man here, maybe we can open up MDL-Bay, to sell old key codes:worthy::worthy::worthy:

    With a percentage going to MDL of course :D
     
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  13. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    i have a bridge that leads to no were anyone wants to buy it;)
     
  14. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    it would be handy for those crc locked bios that cant run slic 2.1 using a key would get it to win 10.
     
  15. sagem

    sagem MDL Novice

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    ok on this subject I have 2 hdds 1 is loaded with 7 pro the other with 10 pro both activated all fine.
    and I have one with oem based for my hp xw4600 running win 7 pro that I use for working on other systems.
    yes I do fix comps so all my stuff I use is set on the oem system it also has a clone ghost drive with that as well that holds all customer info
    like keys backup software and clone drive.

    yes I have 8tb and 12tb in ext usb 3.1 drives to waste
    and no I wont offer the backups to any 1 as they have private info on them
    no I don't go looking in files

    what one will get cancelled windows 7 or windows 10
     
  16. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    How are the Win 7 and Win 10 activated, 7 with key code, 10 free:D

    I think if all HD's are on same computer, they all will be activated :D
     
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  17. sagem

    sagem MDL Novice

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    win 10 and win 7 are oem slic
    the other is legit key I raided from a unused hp laptop:biggrin:
     
  18. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #18 lobo11, May 29, 2016
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    I think you may need another member for help with that, above my pay grade, sorryo_Oo_O

    Maybe LatinMcG
    MDL BIOS Recover Guru
     
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