Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2015, 02:11 PM   #31
Fully Optimized
 
Smart_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 3,232
Default Re: if you upgrade to Win 10 from a OEM Win 8 Computer be aware

Okay, I can confirm this much:
Using an ISO created by the Media Creation Tool to install Windows 10 over Windows 7 of the same edition with either option "keep everything" or "only keep personal files" does not not ask for a key. There is a third option to wipe everything, but I didn't try it. I think the option "only keep personal files" is too good to "delete everything" over it.

This conflicts with the note the Media Creation Tool mentions when you attempt to create the ISO (or the flash disk, but I did not go with this) which is "have a product key ready for it".

I just tried it with a never upgraded Windows 7 Home x64 laptop and it says Windows is activated.
__________________

__________________
My main rig (click here).
Smart_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2015, 02:32 PM   #32
BSOD
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 827
Default Re: if you upgrade to Win 10 from a OEM Win 8 Computer be aware

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smart_Guy View Post
I have a feeling MS screwed up and bluffed while Windows 10 installation never really asks for a product key even on boot fresh installs? Or maybe so just on systems with an upgradable Windows thrown somewhere in the computer?

Hmm...
Here's a thought! Maybe W10 is smart enough to know you had the Key.
I don't know. I'm just happy with the free up grade and I'm really liking this W10 OS. Haven't found any thing I dislike yet!! Notice I said yet.
Gary!
__________________

donetao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2015, 03:25 PM   #33
Fully Optimized
 
Smart_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 3,232
Default Re: if you upgrade to Win 10 from a OEM Win 8 Computer be aware

You got it
__________________
My main rig (click here).
Smart_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2015, 03:55 PM   #34
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 377
Default Re: if you upgrade to Win 10 from a OEM Win 8 Computer be aware

Quote:
Originally Posted by donetao View Post
The upgrade did not ask me for a product key number. I now have a brand new Key with W10!!

As I do. So far Windows 10 is ok.


Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums

---------- Post added at 12:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:54 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by donetao View Post
The upgrade did not ask me for a product key number. I now have a brand new Key with W10!!

I was writing about adding features the product key is not asked for.


Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums
__________________

OneMarcilV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0