Install Windows 10 RTM with Windows 7 Key?

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  1. digitalnemesis

    digitalnemesis MDL Novice

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    Will this work?
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Seems your 1st post missed the correct thread.

    Answer: BIG NO!!! You'll need to upgrade from legit system once in order to be able to install fresh.
     
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  3. ashmicro

    ashmicro MDL Junior Member

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    Definitely not. I just tried it. The key was not accepted.
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    installing with no key is the path you seek
     
  5. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    I tried upgrading from win 7 sp1, upgrade asked for a key, NO way to skip it, unactivated after install, trying to upgrade from 8.1 see what happens
     
  6. mysteriously

    mysteriously MDL Member

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    I have one Vista OEM license for PC. Vista was preinstaled and most likely activated - it was installed only once by OEM partner. Soon after buying the PC I switched to Windows 7 and did not use OEM key. The PC is broken since 2013 and can not be fixed (motherboard and graphic card died).
    Can I use this Vista OEM key on other PC (completely different hardware) after calling Microsoft, telling them the PC I had OEM license died, upgrading from Vista to 7 on other PC and then upgrading it to Win10?
     
  7. ashmicro

    ashmicro MDL Junior Member

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    My bold. Same thing here.