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  • Windows 7 product key not accepted for windows 10 upgrade
    Monday, October 19, 2015 5:09 PM

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  • Hi Yohaness,

    Yes, Windows 10 build 10240 won't accept Windows 7 product keys.

    The only way to make the free upgrade work is to upgrade from your activated Windows 7 system, and then boot into Windows 10, connect to Internet to have it activated, after that, you can have clean install available.

    Help with upgrading to Windows 10

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/help-upgrade-windows-10

    Besides, if you would like to try Windows 10 insider preview 10565, then you can activate it with your Windows 7 product key, which is documented below:

    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565

    Regards


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    • Proposed as answer by Michael_LS Thursday, October 29, 2015 2:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Saturday, November 14, 2015 1:49 AM
    Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:05 AM