Cheers jimboI installed Win 7, then activated it. There was a special offer at the time which meant it cost only about £15. Hi there I think you forgot the important bit too. ProduKey is provided as a compressed file, so unzip it and then run it. You can read more about it here: If not you can always purchase the goddamn thing.
Step 2: I reset the machine with its original, activated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8. However this only has windows 10 home installed and the key for the old computer is the pro version. I have worked with and for companies that have seemingly crossed Microsoft in very slight violations of licensing because the documentation is often lacking or contradictory to something else in other documentation. As before, I skipped the product key entry. To install a new product key, you need to type the following command in the elevated command prompt: slmgr -ipk your-new-product-key We have a nice article which covers this process in detail:. After you restart, your clean copy of Windows 10 is activated, and you can reinstall it any time without having to worry about activation. Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter to uninstall the product key.
I don't think I want to reformat it right now, though I did reset it before I had installed too many programs, on the theory that I'd get the system set up better second time around. I was wondering if it was possible to use a product key from a laptop I had. This means, even if you were to uninstall Windows 10 or if it were to crash at some point, you can always reinstall it and continue using Windows 10 in the future for free. I have come to the conclusion that Microsoft and others do this on purpose because litigation and forcing companies into compliance is a nice stream of revenue as well. Additionally, we will see how to install another product key instead.
And it's potentially an unwelcome surprise for anyone who tries to do a clean install of Windows 10 without understanding the new activation landscape. Choose the option I've highlighted at the bottom: the one that says you want to keep nothing. At the end, you will see the following message: Windows 10 will become deactivated. How can i download win 7 or 10 using my old product key? I have tried to find my product. I actually accidentally did some irreversible damage to my laptop, which is running on windows 10. It can take a while before it gets activated.
Find Old Windows 10 Pro Product Key: Hey there, I recently bought my friend's laptop from him, so I finally have a computer to myself after not having one for about two years! So it'll function normally from then on. This will work even if the hard drive fails. Now I get a new one, but I would need to reuse the production key in order to have the new computer running on win10. There is no actual deactivation process, but what you can do is simply format the machine or uninstall the key. Deactivating Windows will not remove it from Microsoft's activation server. Thanks in advance for any answer! The thing is Windows 10 is free for anyone and Microsoft wholeheartedly supports this, but it is the product key or the full access to Windows 10 that you have to pay for. My copy of windows 7 is without a key, and as a result the update tool to windows 10 stops at an unskippable stage where you need to type in a key.
I was a bit concerned that as the key was still active on the old machine at the time it failed, I would not be able to use it on my new one, so might end up having to reinstall the existing one. But the massive means that for the near future at least those retail upgrade scenarios are very important. How can I solve that? This method is great for testing out Windows 10 and to find out what it can really do. The net result is that clean installs will be much easier--but only after you get past the first one. You won't be able to use any personalization options, and you'll have a persistent watermark on the desktop warning you that you need to activate. Deactivating Windows will not remove it from Microsoft's activation server.
The Setup program asks you to enter a product key, but in a major change from Windows 8 and 8. There are actually numerous tools that can be used to determine your Windows 10 code. It didn't need a product key to do that activation. Or I have to install Windows 7 first, then upgrade to 10? I want ask you can I install windows10 without license and reuse my windows 7 product key for that? Surely you need to deactivate it so they know your not using the same product key on more than one computer. Choose your country of origin. The catch is that few people see Microsoft putting the pieces together.
If you've purchased a boxed copy of Windows 10, it will be on a label in the box. Step 4: Clicking on Next will start downloading the updates. I honestly have no idea how the telephone activation hotlines will respond to calls from Insiders who want to activate a copy for the first time. Then use your Product Key to activate your Windows 10. However, as the old computer does not work I cannot do this.