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Windows 7: Windows 10 to 7 image restore question

06 Apr 2016   #21
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

A retail key might be handled differently seeing it can be transferred but there might be reactivation issues eventually or rearming seeing you used it to upgrade.

Especially an oem or system builders you may have to contact them to reactivate or straighten out not genuine popups.

Many oem's are being eaten by rolling back the proper way and people get bounced back and forth between MS and the computer manufacture.


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06 Apr 2016   #22
seltzermx

Windows 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

In this case, I have a Win 7 ultimate key from a retail box, so they better give me what I paid for!!
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06 Apr 2016   #23
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

There ya go

I don't use a Micro... account for login.....
So as long as there is powershell and
Get-AppxPackage *name app to be removed* | Remove-AppxPackage
I'm sure I'll survive win-10
The only question is will Micro... reinstall the apps I removed
10 isn't that bad it's just full of stuff I do not want
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06 Apr 2016   #24
spokey

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seltzermx View Post
AH, i have done a clone to a smaller drive in the past. Like here when I went from my 750GB to 500GB SSD. I was only using around 300GB, so it wasn't an issue. A bit more tedious to resize and all that, but not a problem.

And I don't expect to dual-boot. I'd either be using one or the other.

And hmmm... hadn't considered the license thing. I know you can now use a Win7/8 key for a clean install instead of having to upgrade, get the key, and then wipe if you wanted to start fresh. But now, I'm not sure what happens to they key itself. Does it change into a Win10 key or do i get a new key? Does the Win7 key become invalid if I used it for the upgrade?

And can I roll back if I go with a clean install?
I'm about to do the same thing and hadn't considered the key thing either. Keep us informed if you do try to roll back.

I use system images. For cloning I use MiniTool Partition Wizard. I shrink the partitions, then disk copy, then system image backup, then fuss with final resizing.
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07 Apr 2016   #25
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now the clone if you are going to keep it and use it later - if you do not like 10 - the activation code for that copy on the original drive will still stand because it is tied to the motherboard not the drive.

In fact if you were to use a new drive for example and got hold of a Windows ISO copy of the version you have (not the original media disk) as long as you use the activation code from the sticker when installing then Windows will install without any problems, it just has to be the exact copy for what you had installed originally.

For example if the original install was Ultimate 64bit then if the ISO has to be for Ultimate 64bit then the code which like I said is embedded in the motherboard will allow you to activate it.

If you have the retail copy then if it isn't installed on any other machine you can install it as many times as you like - to a point on any machine but only one machine at a time.
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26 Jun 2016   #26
seltzermx

Windows 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

This probably doesnt go here, but wanted to ask here anyways since its my old topic. I'm finally doing this upgrade, and in trying to create the install media for my clean install, my "Edition" options are "Windows 10", "Windows 10 Home Single Language", and "Windows 10 N".
I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate, so I was expecting to get Pro (at least that's how I thought it worked). Is this no longer the case, or how do I get a Pro install disc?

Thanks!
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26 Jun 2016   #27
spokey

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I just did my first win10 today. had an old laptop with win7 pro. I did an upgrade (that is not a clean install) and it recognized and installed the x64 pro. at least i think it did. I had done a download prior and at that point it had asked whether I wanted x32 or x64 or both (which I chose). My understanding is the edition is based on your old (e.g. win7 ) license/version.
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26 Jun 2016   #28
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seltzermx View Post
This probably doesnt go here, but wanted to ask here anyways since its my old topic. I'm finally doing this upgrade, and in trying to create the install media for my clean install, my "Edition" options are "Windows 10", "Windows 10 Home Single Language", and "Windows 10 N".
I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate, so I was expecting to get Pro (at least that's how I thought it worked). Is this no longer the case, or how do I get a Pro install disc?

Thanks!
Just choose the "Windows 10" version, if you are using the Tech Bench option, the download has Home and Pro versions on it.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
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26 Jun 2016   #29
seltzermx

Windows 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seltzermx View Post
This probably doesnt go here, but wanted to ask here anyways since its my old topic. I'm finally doing this upgrade, and in trying to create the install media for my clean install, my "Edition" options are "Windows 10", "Windows 10 Home Single Language", and "Windows 10 N".
I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate, so I was expecting to get Pro (at least that's how I thought it worked). Is this no longer the case, or how do I get a Pro install disc?

Thanks!
Just choose the "Windows 10" version, if you are using the Tech Bench option, the download has Home and Pro versions on it.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
Thank you!! We shall see how it goes tomorrow morning!
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26 Jun 2016   #30
seltzermx

Windows 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

In case anyone wanted to know, the install went smoothly. Hit some expected rough patches with the graphics drivers, but thank god for Leshcatlabs and their custom stuff. Spent a good chunk of the day reinstalling old programs and tweaking settings as needed. looks like i wont need to revert after all.

Thanks for all the help everyone!
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