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#1 chuckster

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 01:01 PM

I have got a Family pack home Premium upgrade 3 user key that hasn't been installed on anything.Will this be good for 3 installs of win10 Home Premium?


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 01:34 PM

 If you have a licensed and activated copy of Windows 7 SP1 with all the current updates installed, it should be eligible for the free upgrade to 10.  Alternatively as of the November update, you should be able to do a clean install of 10 using the Windows 10 download you get from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 .

 

 Good luck.


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 01:54 PM

So your saying I can do a clean install of win10 and use my upgrade key to activate it?



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:12 PM

So your saying I can do a clean install of win10 and use my upgrade key to activate it?

 

I doubt you'd be able to use an upgrade key.  If a machine has Win7, 8, or 8.1 on it already keys are a non-issue, the upgrade to Windows 10 process activates and licenses Windows 10 as part of the whole thing.

 

If you don't have Win7, 8, or 8.1 on the machine then you could try the "Perform a Clean Install" option with your Upgrade key on a machine with no OS, but I have no idea whether the upgrade keys will work or not as I don't know if they translate directly to the license key that would be on the Win7 machine that you would have used them on to upgrade Win7.  It strikes me as unlikely, though.


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:55 PM

I'm going to fully update win7 and activate and try to upgrade to 10 from there.



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 03:25 PM

I'm going to fully update win7 and activate and try to upgrade to 10 from there.

 

That is the path I would suggest.  Although you say that your are going to "fully update," and I ask:  For what purpose?

 

If you already have Windows 7 Starter, Home, or Home Premium each of these upgrades to Windows 10 Home.  If you have Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate these upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

 

There is no reason to apply, for instance, a Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade in the Win7 environment before applying the Windows 10 upgrade, since either Starter or Home Premium will upgrade to Win10 Home.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 





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