Vista upgrade to Windows10

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  1. AddRAM's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #11

    I thought if you had a W7 key, you can use that to activate W10, no need to install 7, Yes, No ??
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #12

    AddRAM said: View Post
    I thought if you had a W7 key, you can use that to activate W10, no need to install 7, Yes, No ??
    Clean install, yes. But if you need to retain the installed software then Vista can be upgraded to W7, which can then be upgraded to W10.
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  3. AddRAM's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #13

    Alrighty then But I don`t see him saying that anywhere, unless I missed it.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       1 Week Ago #14

    I've done the Vista to Win7 Upgrade then gotten the free Win10 Upgrade over Win7 using MCT, last time was 3 weeks ago.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #15

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Buy a cheap Windows 7 license.
    Cheap and legit are not usually contained in the same sentence.
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  6. sn00ker's Avatar
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    10 pro 64 clean install
       1 Week Ago #16

    Porthos said: View Post
    Cheap and legit are not usually contained in the same sentence.
    What about free and legit?
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  7.    1 Week Ago #17

    Bree said: View Post
    Clean install, yes. But if you need to retain the installed software then Vista can be upgraded to W7, which can then be upgraded to W10.
    Hi folks

    you don't need to install W7 again (or even ist time).

    just enter W7's serial when prompted for serial number or point to .iso if system prompts for qualifying product.

    I think the W7 serial number will be checked by the install process once you have an internet connection and activation of W10 should follow.

    It's a while since I've done this but certainly UPGRADE from W7 works just fine (still free) and then you can install W10 again from scratch -- digital license will have been created.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8.    1 Week Ago #18

    Porthos said: View Post
    Cheap and legit are not usually contained in the same sentence.
    If you buy a cheap key and MS don't block it then is any offence being committed?
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  9.    1 Week Ago #19

    Steve C said: View Post
    If you buy a cheap key and MS don't block it then is any offence being committed?
    Hi there
    that's a question between you and "your maker". I suppose you have to assume if the source is reliable that the product is legit.

    I don't actually see anywhere on the EULA that a person can't give away a copy of Windows 7 provided that person has uninstalled the program from his / her computer.

    I'm sure I'm not say committing any offence if I give an uninstalled version of W7 away to a charity organisation so the organisation can get a copy of W10.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. Kari's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #20

    I posted this a few years ago, it might give you some tips about how to do Vista to 10 upgrade: In-place upgrade - XP to 10 without losing the apps Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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