use Windows 10 product key to install Windows 7 ?


  1. Posts : 4
    Win7Pro
       #1

    use Windows 10 product key to install Windows 7 ?


    Can i clean install Windows 7 Home on a HP 690-0073W desktop, that came originally with Windows 10 Home, using a Windows 10 Home product key from that machine?

    This unit was previously sent back to HP for repair under warranty for a hardware issue.

    There are
    2 Windows 10 Home keys (1 for the original installation & 1 , i guess, for a reinstall after they fixed the hardware)
    &
    1 Windows (BIOS OEM key)
    associated with this unit.
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    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #2

    using a Windows 10 Home product key from that machine
    win10 key does not activate win7


    does your bios have a slic table ?
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  3. Posts : 4
    Win7Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    siw2 said:
    does your bios have a slic table ?
    hpqoemslic-cpc
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  4. Posts : 15,181
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #4

    You could d/l the hp recovery media win7
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  5. Posts : 4
    Win7Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    SIW2 said:
    You could d/l the hp recovery media win7
    I really wanted to run Win 7 on this desktop, but looking into this further there're too many reasons not to go down this rabbit hole:
    the activation issue (w/out a SLIC 2.1 table)
    Win 7 install to NVME
    USB 3.0
    probably several driver availability issues

    Thanks for the consideration, though!
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  6. Posts : 7,029
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #6

    I have Win 7 on a M.2 NVME drive. That isn't a problem.

    There are many people with Win 7 on a 9th Intel generation.
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  7. Posts : 4
    Win7Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Megahertz07 said:
    I have Win 7 on a M.2 NVME drive. That isn't a problem.
    ... if you have Win7 drivers for your particular hardware. Otherwise it could be a problem.
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