dell vista faulty hdrive upgrade to 10, replace hdrive clean install 10, still active

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by goulian, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. goulian

    goulian MDL Novice

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    I have a dell, windows vista home premium with a faulty hard drive, I am thinking I would upgrade to windows 10, then replace the faulty hard drive with a new one and clean install windows 10. Would I still be activated? I read where Microsoft identifies the computer and activation through its components, would changing the hard drive loose my activation? Thanks.
     
  2. compgen_1534

    compgen_1534 MDL Addicted

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    Can't upgrade vista to windows 10

    It's vista to windows 7 to windows 10
     
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  3. goulian

    goulian MDL Novice

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    Cani I upgrade to 7 with my Vista key?

    Thanks for your response compgen.
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    No you cannot you need at least windows 7 SP1 installed and activated before you qualify for upgrade to windows 10 read the forum i,e, Daz loader ;)
     
  5. goulian

    goulian MDL Novice

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    Ok thanks urie I was hoping there would be a way to go from the dell vista home premium to 7 then to 10. I would go the Daz rout. Thanks for the confirmation urie.
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    No as I stated vista does not qualify like xp officially you need to buy windows 10 no upgrade available. Easiest rout is Daz loader I personally have a dell inspiron 530 came with vista but I went for bios mod to slic 2.1 same with my current desktop. As I mentioned really easy now if you just activate with loader then upgrade :biggrin: safer than bad bios mod.
     
  7. goulian

    goulian MDL Novice

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    Ok thanks I will go the Daz route.