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Windows 7: Microsoft to users: You'll download Windows 10, and you'll like it

16 Apr 2016   #271
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If I recall right, there was a 30 day window though where you could go back.


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16 Apr 2016   #272
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Yes Wolfgang, it's basically the same as the 30 Day grace period for a new install before you have to activate to keep things legal

The reset has to follow the pre-set procedure to ensure that the old licence is re-initialised but Microsoft is usually very accommodating, when genuine issues occur
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16 Apr 2016   #273
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

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VP,


My windows 7 oem slp can not be deactivated unless they want to deactivate people who have upgrade to 10. Clarification, I mean those people who upgraded from windows 7 oem slp to windows 10.
Microsoft has always deactivated the License of all operating systems that are upgraded to a later version, this is to ensure that you cannot continue to use a license that you have swapped for a upgraded license

Yes, your are correct if it is a OEM, system builder oem, or a windows 7 retail disk (Not sure about the MSDN versions). If it is a Oemslp, it won't deactivate. The reason, this pre-activated key is used on several windows 7 machines. If they deactivate an oemslp key, it would deactivate a lot of peoples machines whether they upgrade to 10 or not. Microsoft had a restriction that you could only upgrade from windows 7 oemslp install to windows 10 but you couldn't do a clean install. The work around, was to change your key to what is on the back or bottom of the machine, then upgrade. However, according to another poster you can now use the oemslp key for a clean install of windows 10 without having to do that.
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16 Apr 2016   #274
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
VP,


My windows 7 oem slp can not be deactivated unless they want to deactivate people who have upgrade to 10. Clarification, I mean those people who upgraded from windows 7 oem slp to windows 10.
Microsoft has always deactivated the License of all operating systems that are upgraded to a later version, this is to ensure that you cannot continue to use a license that you have swapped for a upgraded license

Yes, your are correct if it is a OEM, system builder oem, or a windows 7 retail disk (Not sure about the MSDN versions). If it is a Oemslp, it won't deactivate. The reason, this pre-activated key is used on several windows 7 machines. If they deactivate an oemslp key, it would deactivate a lot of peoples machines whether they upgrade to 10 or not. Microsoft had a restriction that you could only upgrade from windows 7 oemslp install to windows 10 but you couldn't do a clean install. The work around, was to change your key to what is on the back or bottom of the machine, then upgrade. However, according to another poster you can now use the oemslp key for a clean install of windows 10 without having to do that.
Nope... sadly, OEMslp cannot be used to do a clean install, you gotta upgrade and then do a clean install, I can certify that by myself, I had to do that in order to activate W10... Even the method Brink posted on W10 forums for using the genuine ticket don't work...

Unless my case is unique...
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16 Apr 2016   #275
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

FerchogtX,

I think I might of misunderstood torchwood post after re-reading it. It is in the Vip section, so I hope it is ok to post this here. If not, mod please remove the quote.



Quote:
No no no
MS changed the rules,
As you said ALL pre-activated OEM'S can now upgrade to W10, but not clean installs,
WITHOUT the need for the COA sticker code, Its called (and activated as) digital entitlement.
>>>> IF you then clean install AFTER you have upgraded its still activated <<<<,
The COA key is redundant in this case, but not blocked,
and can be still be used to do a first time clean install.
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16 Apr 2016   #276
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Is that the "other poster" you were referring to?
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17 Apr 2016   #277
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Is that the "other poster" you were referring to?

Yes, but I didn't understand his post until I re-read it.

Here is how I understand it now,
Windows 7 Oemslp must be upgrade to windows 10 first, then you can do a clean install of 10 no key needed.
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17 Apr 2016   #278
dustymars

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, because my PC has an old worn out, old fashion graphics chip the auto upgrade did not want to run, so I down loaded and mad an ISO DVD and the newer graphics driver, so all went okay. What a crock. Where did the fancy driver updates go with an upgrade? Oh well, don't bother; it's the new Microsoft, huh? I just w9onder what is in store for us after the July deadline?
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17 Apr 2016   #279
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

If someone upgrades their 7 install to 10 does that mean that the 7 serial can't be used anymore? Does M$ deactivate it? I have a retail upgrade license.
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17 Apr 2016   #280
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The old licence should be deactivated by Microsoft, otherwise the users could upgrade and then re-use the old number to install another Windows 7, and Upgrade that OS ... Ad Infinitum ...

I say should as Microsoft will not necessarily deactivate the licence immediately, to allow for the small number of users who decide to downgrade back to the previous Operating system.

There are of course the standard licensing checks that run every 90 days and this will likely be the method used to de-activate licences
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