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 Junior Member

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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 Junior Member

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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 Expert

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    Just the without going through the complete upgrade process part :)
     
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  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.
     
  6. IsaacDavidson

    IsaacDavidson MDL Novice

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    I was looking for it
     
  7. MrChris

    MrChris MDL Addicted

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    Why not just use MAS to get HWID Activation? Simple 1 maybe 2 clicks and done. Permanent Activation.
     
  8. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    Everyone is free to use whatever method works for them. This tutorial is simply for those that want to do the official upgrade from a licensed Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, but without installing one Windows over the other. Instead of Windows 7/8.1 -> Windows 10 upgrade -> Windows 10 clean install, you backup the gatherosstate and do Windows 7/8.1 -> Windows 10 clean install. I only resort to other methods when this doesn't work, but it hasn't failed yet. Ok, maybe it failed once or twice due to stupidity between the chair and the keyboard...
     
  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The old "legit" method, described at the OP, only works for Home (+N) and Pro (+N), that's why the latest HWID developments are now preferred.
     
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  10. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    I don't use anything other than Home/Pro, it's usually for desktops/laptops of friends and/or colleagues ;) But I'll try that new method the next time.
     
  11. tli

    tli MDL Novice

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    Does this method still work? I've used it successfully a dozen different times in the past years with various Win 10 builds for x86 and x64 systems. However, when I tried it last week, the method failed for the first time for me. I'd to resort to using MAS to activate the Win 10 install. The failure could've been user error but, again, I've done so successfully in the past with the same procedure. Just curious... MAS is way easier and seemingly more robust. Will be my go-to method from now on...
     
  12. kylin007

    kylin007 MDL Novice

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    Hello

    i have a question for who have used MAS for Win 10 activation

    This repo github.com/massgravel/Microsoft-Activation-Scripts/releases is good or its a fake

    Because in the readme its say gatherosstate.exe version 10.0.14393.0 is from Microsoft but the file is not signed.

    When i extract gatherosstate.exe (10.0.14393.0) from iso W10 1607 its signed and bigger than MAS version

    The file on Github is corrupted or not ?

    Thanks
     
  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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