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Windows 7: Next big Windows 10 release will ease activation hassles

13 Oct 2015   #1
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 
Next big Windows 10 release will ease activation hassles

Next big Windows 10 release will ease activation hassles

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The latest preview release of Windows 10 includes the first glimpse of a new feature designed to eliminate one specific activation headache. When this change rolls out to the general public next month, you'll be able to use your Windows 7 or 8.1 product key to complete a Windows 10 upgrade.

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13 Oct 2015   #2
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Wonder if this applies to Win 7/8.1 OEM SLP/ OEM DM keys?
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13 Oct 2015   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Next big Windows 10 release will ease activation hassles

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The latest preview release of Windows 10 includes the first glimpse of a new feature designed to eliminate one specific activation headache. When this change rolls out to the general public next month, you'll be able to use your Windows 7 or 8.1 product key to complete a Windows 10 upgrade.

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Why they didn't implement this in the first place, I'll never understand.

I see in the comments section people are complaining about "giving up" their Windows 7/8 key.
Nowhere have I read you will be "giving up" your original key. They're giving you an upgrade using your original key. They're not taking the original key away from anyone.

Ah, what a cynical world we live in these days
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13 Oct 2015   #4
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Wonder if this applies to Win 7/8.1 OEM SLP/ OEM DM keys?

On windows 7 Oem Slp machines you could use the OEM key on the back/bottom of your computer. I still see a few activation headaches unless Microsoft resets everyone's keys.
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14 Oct 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Seems like the most logical approach to activate win-10
If a key is invalid M$ will know it then or soon after
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