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Can you still activate windows 10 with a windows 7 product key?

Hi there I was hoping you guys would know the answer to this question.

I am about to build a new a pc. I read some articles from 2016 saying how you could use your windows 7/8 key to activate a fresh install of windows 10. Do you know if this is still possible? I was hoping to avoid the hefty price of a new windows 10 product key

also this is what i was reading : https://www.howtogeek.com/266072/you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free-with-a-windows-7-8-or-8.1-key/

but that is from aug 2016 so I'm not sure if it still works
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  1. windows101 said:
    Hi there I was hoping you guys would know the answer to this question.

    I am about to build a new a pc. I read some articles from 2016 saying how you could use your windows 7/8 key to activate a fresh install of windows 10. Do you know if this is still possible? I was hoping to avoid the hefty price of a new windows 10 product key

    also this is what i was reading : https://www.howtogeek.com/266072/you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free-with-a-windows-7-8-or-8.1-key/

    but that is from aug 2016 so I'm not sure if it still works



    You can always try.
    Reply to Rocky Bennett
  2. Best answer
    It did for me back in March 2017.
    Reply to why_wolf
  3. In theory, the free upgrade window ran out long ago.
    In practice, I've seen media reports, and reports from people in here...that it still works.

    Try it and see.
    Reply to USAFRet
  4. thanks for the replies, I'll give it a go I guess :)
    Reply to windows101
  5. Did you get Windows 10 on another PC? If so, when you registered the account it should have tied the license to your account. If you log in, you should be able to retrieve your key and activate it. If you never did get Windows 10 before, then I don't think it will work anymore. I could be wrong, but supposedly the free upgrade period is over.
    Reply to Bo Lee
  6. Hi guys, for anyone reading this and wondering the same thing (as I was when searching). Yes you can use your Windows 7 key to upgrade a fresh install of windows 10! I also did not upgrade to during the free trial on my old PC. So I used ProduKey (Nirsoft) to grab my key from my win7 PC, took a note of it and used it on my new build.
    Reply to windows101
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