Windows 7 Home OEM to Windows 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by flyboynm, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. flyboynm

    flyboynm MDL Novice

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    A friend of mine just bought a laptop from someone used. It came with Windows 7 Home with the pre-activated OEM without license key. I am guessing the key is stored in BIOS.

    The friend wants to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. I thought about doing a wipe and install from the Windows 10 license I have via a Dreamspark account. I have read that if the key is in BIOS it will be a royal PITA to get it to go to Windows 10 Pro; that it likely will Install Windows 10 Home. Is this correct? If so, what is the most efficient way to get this to Windows 10 Pro?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #2 Enthousiast, Jul 3, 2016
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    The red marked txt only applies to 8.x/10 home oem:Dm bioskeys, not for 7 slic tables.

    Just install 7 Ulti, activate with daz loader and upgrade to 10 pro.

    ps, what i've done in the near past on a 7 Home Premium OEM laptop, is use the Multi_OEM_Retail project files on a 7 Ultimate iso and installed Win 7 ultimate, it got genuinly activated by the oem files in the project and I upgraded it to 10 pro.
     
  3. Bat.1

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    #3 Bat.1, Jul 3, 2016
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    Disconnect From The Internet Really Important. Use Windows anytime upgrade to get to Ultimate using the 22TKD Key. Check to see if it's activated and if necessary (Doubt it's necessary) Daz it again. Connect to the Internet and Upgrade to Win 10 Pro :D
     
  4. flyboynm

    flyboynm MDL Novice

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    Thank you! I was hoping that I could just wipe the drive and install Windows 10 Pro without an issue but it is a little more complicated than that. No biggie. I will just take my time and do it right.
     
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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    When Bat1's workaround works it's very easy.
     
  7. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    Bat lazy :D and awful thankful there's a bunch on Smart People on this site :clap: Just Bat not one :weep:
     
  8. lobo11

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    Just going by your avatar, I'd say you're from the South:eek:, know what grits are:sneaky:, were/still are a hippy, you like country music, when country wasn't cool:eek:, know who Merle Haggard was:rolleyes:, it would not take much to get you riled up, have/still do smokem peace pipe (maybe more):sneaky: For whatever reasons, turned to computers and pretty much mastered them, we are grateful to have you, snif, snif, remember, you only have so many activations:eek:
     
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