Upgrading a clone of 7 to 10 with dualboot and keeping both activated. Possible?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by BrownSky667, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. BrownSky667

    BrownSky667 MDL Novice

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    Hello. I've done my research but I'm finding conflicting information everywhere and things have changed since the win 10 launch so I guess I better ask here for an updated insight, not only for me since I've noticed a lot of people try this route.


    • I have Win 7 Ultimate 64 activated with a Bios mod and slic 2.1 in SSD1, SSD1 is old and I'm upgrading to a new one.
    • In the new SSD2 I'm planning with going with Win7 again but I don't want to lose the chance to upgrade to 10 when all the bugs and tracking are finally ironed out.
    • My plan is to install 7 in the SSD2, update it and clone it to another disk (SSD1) so I can update that copy of 7 to 10 while keeping the original 7 in SSD2 activated.
    • I'm planning to dualbooting with the bios boot tools.

    The question is simple: After activating that clone of 7 upgraded to 10 would I be able to keep my original 7 activation and drive intact? I read somewhere that this is against the EULA so maybe MS will try to screw this type of cheat later.

    Another question kind of related: Would you say that I can let go the MS free offering and find a (bulletproof) way to activate Win10 later on like we do for 7? thanks for your insight.
     
  2. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    If Microsoft cared to close the BIOS mod method, they would have already done so. Your Win 7 install should work indefinitely. Upgrading to 10 will give you a Digital Entitlement for that machine that will be bulletproof. All other methods of "cheating" are bulletproof only as long as Microsoft wants them to be.
     
  3. Mansome

    Mansome MDL Novice

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    As far as I know machines just do not deactivate unless its kms. Its always going to stay activated.
     
  4. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    No problem. Also works with 8.1, in case you upgrade 7 to 8.1, then go to 10.
     
  5. BrownSky667

    BrownSky667 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your input people I'll eventually move to 10, that's certain for almost everyone. I'm not going to lie either, I bought an used Macbook to test the waters in case of MS going full derp. Just to clarify, I wasn't meaning MS going against the BIOS mod tweaks (imagine the s***storm) but after the dual concurrent activation thing.

    Do this means that Win 7 activation relies on the Bios while Win 10 activation relies on a fingerprint of your hardware? Or is there any other reason why or how this works?