Use Windows 10 product key to activate Windows 7 virtual machine


  • Hi, I have installed Hyper-V on a Windows 10 Pro laptop. I want to make a virtual machine with a Windows 7 operating system. Since I do not possess an installation disc (or license) for Windows 7, I want to download the .iso file. My question is: is there a way to use my purchased Windows 10 product key to download and activate Windows 7? If this is not possible, is there another sollution or do I really have to buy a new license?

    Please note that the laptop I am working with was bought with Windows 10, so I didn't upgrade Windows from 7 or 8.

    Hope someone can help me :)

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:36 AM