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. dude905

    dude905 MDL Novice

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    Hi... No disrespect but can someone explain why one needs to do what Yen mentions with GenuineTicket.xml ? All I ever did was when I installed windows 10 when doing installment and windows ask for license keys at the beginning of the installment I just enter my retail 8 key and afterward I have windows 10 installed and activated. Am I missing something? Oh yeah and this is on a custom build PC. I'm not 100 % positive but I don't think I upgraded to 10 prior, thanks
     
  2. NoTears

    NoTears MDL Member

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    The tuto at OP is useful in case members prefer to do fresh install of win10 and don't have license key to activate win10 and get digital license.
    This tuto does not apply in your case as you have win8 license key to activate win10.
    But members can now activate their win10 edition very easily in one click through Hwid tool (MAS) without the need of using this tutorial anymore. Google it and you'll find the tool.
     
  3. dude905

    dude905 MDL Novice

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    Wait, I don't get it can anyone that is using a activate W7 or W8 retreat their license keys and then use them? Or is it just the keys itself the whole thing having legit ones?
     
  4. BAU

    BAU MDL Addicted

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    Just the without going through the complete upgrade process part :)
     
  5. NoTears

    NoTears MDL Member

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    No, the tuto is based on generating GenuineTicket.xml from win7/win8.1 activated then apply it on win10 to get the activation done with digital license.
    Read the first post, it is well detailed and describes the procedure to follow to get win10 activated through gatherosstate
    As i said in my previous message, this tuto can be applied for those who prefer to do fresh install of win10 rather than performing an upgrade to win10 from win7/win8.1 activated.