Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10/11


  1. Posts : 58
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10/11


    Long time ago, my son built an MSI-Intel game computer, activated with Windows 7 Pro, from a Dell OEM COA (The Dell hardware failure, NOT in use since then). later he upgraded to Windows 10 (should be Pro but I don't know). Then he realized Windows 10 NOT good for his gaming. and downgraded to Win 7 pro again.

    recently the computer retired and was back to me. during my Windows 10 upgrade test (clean-install), its' found that its Windows 10 Pro unactivated. (to activate, or I need a new Win 7 Pro key)

    I was thinking Windows 10/11 once activated. it's a digital license stored on MSFT server. or this Rule only applied to OEM computer?

    I am NOT sure which step I did wrong in the procedure. or should I have to do upgrade install than clean install.
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  2. Posts : 1,745
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
       #2

    I would post on 10 forums or 11 forums, whichever you are putting on. Many here are 7 hold outs. I think you would get better help there.
    Windows 10 Help Forums
    Windows 11 Forum
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  3. Posts : 58
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks,

    I don't have accounts over there.

    Each forum requests an individual account. VISTA, 7, 8, 10, 11, , , that's too many to me.

    sounds 11 is worth. I will have to Open a new account in 11 Forum.
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  4. Posts : 3,624
    Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
       #4

    siliconbeaver

    Be advised not all and especially older computers can run windows 11. My desktop runs windows 7 and 10 fine but processor is not compatible with Windows 11
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