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Windows 7: Upgrade W7 to W10 without installing W7???

03 Nov 2015   #1
alanbaker

Windows 10
 
 
Upgrade W7 to W10 without installing W7???

Hi, Thanks for reading.

I have five HP stream 11's they come with W8.1 Home.
I want to end up with W10 Pro.
I have 5 W7 Pro COA's
I wanted to install W7 pro then run the upgrade to W10 Pro, Sounds easy.
Problem is the HP Stream 11 has a eMMC drive in it which through lots of research W7 just will not install on it (At the beginning of the install W7 cannot see the drive).

Can I install W10 Pro fresh and activate with a W7 COA key?

I hope I am clear enough, any questions I'll be monitoring this thread.


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03 Nov 2015   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If you have Windows 8/8.1 in it, you are eligible for the free upgrade.
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03 Nov 2015   #3
alanbaker

Windows 10
 
 

Hi, The laptops came with Home, I need pro. They will be attached to a domain.
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03 Nov 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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03 Nov 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

My understanding is in the "near" future a person should be able to install W10 with the free upgrade offer using a valid W7 or W8.1 license key.
Read this thread at sister site Ten Forums :
MS to Allow Windows 10 Activation with Windows 7/8.1 Keys Start Nov. - Windows 10 Forums

Will it work in your situation, where the W7 Pro license was never installed or activated, i don't know.
Can you wait on installing W10 to see how this plays out ?

Read through that thread and keep an eye on it to see what happens.
Or, post questions in Ten Forums where there are more folks using W10.
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03 Nov 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That would be sweet, just create an image of 7 or 8.1 and clean install 10, hope it happens.
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03 Nov 2015   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
That would be sweet, just create an image of 7 or 8.1 and clean install 10, hope it happens.
I agree, it would be nice and help many folks a lot.

Right now a person can clean install W10 without doing an upgrade install first as explained here:
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
I don't think this will help the OP as Win 7 Pro never installed to get the needed license info for this approach.

I wonder if W10 will install for the OP given the "HP Stream 11 has a eMMC" problem in post #1.
If you can't install W7, are you sure you can install W10 ?
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03 Nov 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Exactly why I didn`t bring up that tut.

It would be great for people who purchase a Z170 who only have a 7 license
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03 Nov 2015   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yea, it gets complicated, and depends on the user and their scenario, and what they will and can do, and, ...
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03 Nov 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You can upgrade Home version to pro from inside 10
I believe it's in the M$ store and or anytime upgrade.
Pro will cost about 99.us
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