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Windows 7 key

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  • Hello,

    If you've upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 under free upgrade offer, the key is valid for lifetime of device.

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    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:44 PM
  • hi

    how long will vaild windows 7 key for windows 10?

    1. If you already have upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 .............
    Once Win 10 is installed and activated, you have the "digital license" saved at server. Digital License allows you to reinstall the SAME Win 10 edition into the SAME computer any time you want and as often as you want.
    Your Win 7 key is no longer needed or used for such purpose.

    2. If you have NOT upgraded to Widows 10................
    Officially, free upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 has expired since July 29th, 2016.
    You can not use the Win 7 key to upgrade to Win 10 any more.
    You will need to buy a genuine Win 10 product key to install and activate.
    *** note : there are reports that the free upgrade is somehow still available. If it is true, there is no guarantee how long will that last. It could be the case of MS's left hand does not know what its right hand is doing. ***

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:35 PM
  • Hi ,

    Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th, 2016. If you upgraded to Windows 10 before July 29th, 2016 then roll back to Windows 7, you will be able to install and activate the same edition of Windows 10. because it will generate a Windows 10 key to activate your system after upgrading . There is a tool could be used to backup Windows 10 key, I will post here.

    How to backup Windows product key in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8
    https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-backup-Windows-85379640

    Otherwise, you need buy a genuine Windows 10 license/product key to install and activate as david hk129 said.

    Best regards


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