How to upgrade from W7/8.1 without going through the complete upgrade process

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Yen, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 MDL Addicted

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    Don't make the mistake of using win 10 home,you will most likely regret it sooner or later.Better get pro version especially when it is free(you just need to upgrade from win 7 ultimate & you can use daz loader from here for activating win 7 ultimate).
     
  2. spiros_k

    spiros_k MDL Novice

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    Hi. I have a question: I successfully upgraded from W8.1 pro to W10 pro. How is possible to upgrade now to W10 Enterprise? Not with KMS only for 180 days but with permanent activation. Is there a tool or process I have to follow? Thanks
     
  3. 3zero3

    3zero3 MDL Member

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    Not possible.
    There is tool, but You will not find on MDL.
     
  4. agit

    agit MDL Novice

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    Hello please go easy on me my first post

    I've had a Dell P4 computer using Windows 7 activated with daz Windows 7 Loader for many years. In 2016 accepted the free upgrade to Windows 10 pro. I just purchase new Acer Desktop running legit Windows 10 Home

    Would please let me know if I am able to transfer the old P4 Dell Windows 10 pro lic to the new acer core 5 8th gen and thank you.
     
  5. agit

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    thanks for the info, so I can do the following and will work

    install windows 7 on the new acer I5 8th gen
    activate using Daz Windows 7 Loader
    upgrade to to windows 10 pro

    is the above correct and will work? but I was reading that Microsoft no longer allow free upgrade thx
     
  6. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    What was the date from that announcement? 2017?

    I haven't tried it lately, but by reading previous posts it seems it was working fine last month. Don't forget to create a backup of your new system before formatting it, or at least create recovery USB / DVDs. Your options seem to be:
    - Windows 7, oem activation with daz loader, upgrade with latest Windows 10 version (windows 7 install might fail due to not having drivers to support new hardware)
    - Windows 8.1, kms activation (MS Toolkit?), upgrade with Windows 10 v1511/10586 (the last one that activates from kms upgrade), then clean install with latest Windows 10 version.
    Someone please correct me if my Windows 8.1 steps are wrong, I never tried it that way.
     
  7. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 MDL Addicted

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    See my previous reply(& also the 1st post of this thread).Also MS still allow free upgrade from win 7,they just don't publicly acknowledge it.
     
  8. agit

    agit MDL Novice

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    delete double post
     
  9. agit

    agit MDL Novice

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    #1991 agit, Mar 11, 2019
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    I did link by sign in within the activation windows to Hotmail righ? to my old dell win 10 activation obtained from a free upgrade to my Hotmail account however when I log in to the new acer computer using my Hotmail account, under activation still show home version.

    do I have do a fresh install? or there is a way to upgrade to pro from ms account im confused

    Thank you so much for help in this matter

    edit I do have oem version for both os
     
  10. sourojit0351

    sourojit0351 MDL Novice

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    This is truly some crazy content! Thanks!
     
  11. llkankll

    llkankll MDL Novice

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    my msi laptop came with w10 home pre-installed. Want to upgrade to w10 pro.

    ..I already tried this

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...te-upgrade-process.64770/page-95#post-1448033

    but activation with digital license transfer of VM is denied by Microsoft

    also managed to install w7 without USB controller and vga driver…but “gatherosstate.exe” can’t generate “GenuineTicket.xml” file ..

    is it possible to install 8.1 with kms and upgrade to w10 pro genuine?

    only w10 drivers are available for me

    …..

    Thanks
     
  12. Sajjo

    Sajjo MDL Expert

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  13. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    I think I'll start using this method for new machines too, Windows 7 is becoming so aged that it won't even install on most of them.
     
  14. llkankll

    llkankll MDL Novice

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    old version suggestion
    really helped me...this time I successfully generate “GenuineTicket.xml” with w10_1511 and validated w10 pro ....last time failed with w10_1803..thanks again
     
  15. agit

    agit MDL Novice

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    #1999 agit, Mar 14, 2019
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    Hello

    I installed Windows 7 in acer core 5 8th VMware and no error in device mgr and was able to activate using windows loader 2.xx and then generate “GenuineTicket.xml” using @Sajjo thanks Sajjo, can I use the “GenuineTicket.xml” from VMware in the fresh install ty

    ive installed Windows 7 in VMware windows 7 32bit and my new acer is 64Bit will I be able to use the “GenuineTicket.xml” 32bit for 64bit? also since windows 7 sp1 running in VMware can I just go ahead and upgrade to windows pro will that work? thx


    ** Update upgrade to windows 10 PRO inside VMware and under activation ""Windows is activated with digital license"" is that mean my acer PC is now pro in I do fresh install im so confused lol thanks
     
  16. Sajjo

    Sajjo MDL Expert

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    @agit
    Your VM is activated with a Windows 10 Pro Digital License, not your Acer (at least the way you describe it)
    I sent you a PM, read it, I think these steps are easier to follow.
    And if you need install media Windows 10, just use tool and/or source iso provided in my temporarily signature.