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Windows 7: Windows 10 to 7 image restore question

27 Jun 2016   #31
ICIT2LOL

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

Yep well for anyone reading this thread re upgrading I always clone the original drive and use the clone for the upgrade. This to me at least has two advantages - namely I have the original drive with all my gear on (as does the clone) and if the upgrade does not go well or one doesn't like 10 the original drive is swapped back into the machine.
Lastly the cloned drive can then be cleaned, cloned again and the upgrade tried again. Just as a by the by it also means I have two options - unless I am terribly wrong of having 10 on one drive and 7 on the other which can be swapped as desired. Plus I have even clean installed 7 as normal onto a new drive using the old activation code. Again I could be living in a fools paradise but right now I have the best of both worlds without having to dual boot.


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27 Jun 2016   #32
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Having the Windows 7 and the windows 10 upgraded from it on different bootable drives could be seen as a breech of the EULA.

I have not seen any action as yet on this but it's quite possible that Microsoft will tighten up the repeated switching of Old and New OS use after the end of the Free period
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27 Jun 2016   #33
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep to legally dual boot the old fashion way with separate drives or the same disk on another partition... the activation key is the same
August we'll see how many not genuine messages start popping up

It's been states to dual boot you'd need two licenses I'd believe that
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27 Jun 2016   #34
ICIT2LOL

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

Ok Nigel and Mike I am just going to have to make up my mind then eh? I suppose if worst came to the worst I could keep the original activation for 7 and slip in an OEM 10.

Having said that I am getting used to 10 and I have my other machines to use for 7 cos there is no such thing as a free lunch eh?

Edit I meant to add though that I have found the cloning method better to try 10 than just upgrading and then it falling in a heap.
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28 Jun 2016   #35
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea unless you just love to talk to Micro... support over the phone or chat it would be best if you want to revert back to 7 do so properly
I have 1 win-7 and 1 win-10 on 2 of my machines all on separate licenses it is the way it's supposed to be
Although I rarely if ever use win-10.
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