I have a Gateway desktop DX4831-01e. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I wanted to start over fresh, so bought a $20 Windows 7 disc to do so. It installed smoothly, but left me unable to connect to the Internet, said I needed new driver and had no network adapter. (I don't know how to do those things, and then read that Windows 7 is not fully supported anymore anyway.)
So I bought a usb thumb and sucked Windows 10 from another computer (laptop) that has the new official free Windows 10 from Microsoft--it was installed over Windows 8 which came with the laptop.
Then I put the usb thumb into the Gateway and installed Windows 10. It works very well, but won't let me activate because it has no product key. So I bought a $119 Windows 10 usb and would like to put it in the Gateway, to have an official activated Windows 10. Will this work? Or should I just leave well enough alone? I see that I can't personalize (pretty pictures) the computer without activation, but am I missing anything else?
Thank you so much.