product key for windows 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • when i installed windows 10 it asked for a product key .
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:12 PM

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  • If you don’t take advantage of the upgrade process first, this registration will never happen. There’s no way to enter a Windows 7 or 8.1 key into the Windows 10 installer, nor is there some sort of web form that will give you a Windows 10 key if you provide your Windows 7 or 8.1 key. Sorry — you’ll have to upgrade to Windows 10 before you can perform a clean install.

    If you need to upgrade, you can download Microsoft's Windows 10 media creation tool and tell it to “Upgrade this PC now.” It will automatically upgrade you to Windows 10 if your PC is running a genuine version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:16 PM
  • this does not work.

    will not upgrade even though I have windows 7 Genuine activated.

    only other option is USB upgrade media, which asks for windows 10 product key and no option to skip product key entry.

    I waited an hour on the phone for tech support  then they cut me off.

    • Edited by spencer1b Thursday, August 13, 2015 5:32 AM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 5:32 AM