Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free With a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 Key

Author: Lorrence    Posted: 19 June 2020   Viewed: 833 times   Tag: #Windows 10 

You Can Still Use an Old Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 Key to upgrade to Windows 10

1. Get a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 key 

2. Backups of your important files before continuing

3. Create Windows 10 installation media with Microsoft’s Windows 10 media creation tool

     - Select “Create installation media for another PC” and the tool will offer to create a bootable USB flash drive or burn a bootable DVD

4. Insert the installation media into the computer you want to upgrade

5. Reboot 

6. Boot from the installation media

7. Install Windows 10 normally

  - You can perform an upgrade installation that keeps your existing files or a clean installation that wipes your system drive

8. When you’re asked to enter a key, enter the Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 key. The installer will accept this key and the installation process will continue normally.

  - (If you’re using a Windows 8 or 8.1 system with the product key embedded in your systems UEFI firmware or BIOS, you may also be able to          click “I don’t have a product key.” Windows 10 should automatically find the key in your UEFI firmware later and activate your system.)

9. After you’ve installed Windows 10, head to Settings > Update & Security > Activation and you should see that your PC has a digital license

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