Upgrade from Windows 7 Enterprise to Windows 10 Pro without doing a clean install?

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  1. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    #1 shawnmos, Jan 20, 2016
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    I've been out of the loop for a while, but I know that now we can enter windows 7/8 keys at installation and not have to do upgrades. Can this same concept be applied to upgrading from an enterprise version which is not eligible but using the Pro key that came with the device?

    Basically I have a legit Windows 7 Pro key but I don't want to have to do a clean install. Is there anyway of doing a 7 Enterprise to 10 Pro install and entering the 7 pro key to activate?
     
  2. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    I'm not sure about the keys from 7/8 being used on Enterprise (or the effective downgrade SKU wise), but perhaps you could dual boot a second copy of W7 to load the legit key into, there was some tool here to generate files without having to do the actual upgrade. That would license the hardware for Windows 10 Pro, and presumably you could just upgrade the Enterprise one and install that generic key everyone who does the free upgrade gets.
     
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  3. WindowsGeek

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    u can try but i dont think it will work.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Not a possible upgrade path!
     
  5. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    Crap. I was hoping it would be easy. I can't even upgrade from 7 Enterprise to 7 Pro then 10 Pro?
     
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