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Windows 7: Install windows 10 on another PC tower.

08 Apr 2016   #1
scripttron75

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Install windows 10 on another PC tower.

I have a self built Tower pc with windows 7 pro on it and i wanted to use and learn more about windows 10 but i do not want to upgrade my Windows 7 box to windows 10. I have another box that i can use for windows 10 but my question is how or where would i get the copy of windows 10 and install it? since i do own a copy of windows 7 pro.


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08 Apr 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Make an image of your Win7 system and then upgrade. With the image you can always roll back.
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08 Apr 2016   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scripttron75 View Post
I have a self built Tower pc with windows 7 pro on it and i wanted to use and learn more about windows 10 but i do not want to upgrade my Windows 7 box to windows 10. I have another box that i can use for windows 10 but my question is how or where would i get the copy of windows 10 and install it? since i do own a copy of windows 7 pro.
If I understand you correctly, you have only ONE Windows 7 license.

If that's true, I don't think you can have that Windows 7 license activated and also have an activated Windows 10 license via the free upgrade from that one and only Windows 7 license. It's one or the other, not both.

You could probably play with Win 10 for 30 days without activation.
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08 Apr 2016   #4
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post

You could probably play with Win 10 for 30 days without activation.
Or get on the Windows 10 Insider program - ok for testing.
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08 Apr 2016   #5
scripttron75

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

yes i have 1 copy license of windows 7, will this work?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

why would i not be able to install it to another box. I did the upgrade before and it screwed up all my settings on windows 7 box so i really do not want to do the straight upgrade.
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08 Apr 2016   #6
scripttron75

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

would i have to buy a seperate key if i download the ISO image?
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08 Apr 2016   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have a valid Win7 key, you can of course use that.
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08 Apr 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea sure use the same key the only thing that can happen is the win-7 when you're using it could come up as Not genuine because you would be using it for win-10 too

If you want win-10 just buy it
Newegg and Amazon have single 32-64 bit pro and home versions for 140.us and 100.us.
M$ sells them for 199.99. and 149.??
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08 Apr 2016   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scripttron75 View Post
I have a self built Tower pc with windows 7 pro on it and i wanted to use and learn more about windows 10 but i do not want to upgrade my Windows 7 box to windows 10. I have another box that i can use for windows 10 but my question is how or where would i get the copy of windows 10 and install it? since i do own a copy of windows 7 pro.
You are way behind the times, Windows 10 has been out for well over a year to view and play with, it was/is called the Technical Preview.

If you have another PC and want to use 10, just buy it, along with a new solid state drive to install 10 on.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Newegg.com
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10 Apr 2016   #10
scripttron75

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
assume too much.

you assume too much! i actually upgraded my windows 7 box a few months after it came out, it is IMO a POS the way it upgrades from Windows 7 screwing up programs, the interface etc etc. that is why i want to put it on a different build i have.
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