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Old February 10th 19, 09:21 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
GlowingBlueMist[_6_]
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Default Windows 7 to 10 activation

I just read a forum where the person did a W7 to W10 using the live
upgrade (no DVD or USB drive) and their new W10 system showed up as
already activated. So it looks like the activation servers are still
running and accepting the old W7 license info.
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Old February 10th 19, 09:33 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
GlowingBlueMist[_6_]
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Default Windows 7 to 10 activation

On 2/10/2019 3:21 PM, GlowingBlueMist wrote:
I just read a forum where the person did a W7 to W10 using the live
upgrade (no DVD or USB drive) and their new W10 system showed up as
already activated.* So it looks like the activation servers are still
running and accepting the old W7 license info.


Sorry if this was old news, meant to send this to an email address
rather than the newsgroup.
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Old February 11th 19, 08:07 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Big Bad Bob
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Default Windows 7 to 10 activation

On 02/10/19 13:21, GlowingBlueMist wrote:
I just read a forum where the person did a W7 to W10 using the live
upgrade (no DVD or USB drive) and their new W10 system showed up as
already activated. So it looks like the activation servers are still
running and accepting the old W7 license info.


how about the other way around - using a Win-10-nic "new computer tax"
license to install windows 7 ???


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Old February 11th 19, 11:57 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Windows 7 to 10 activation

Big Bad Bob wrote:
On 02/10/19 13:21, GlowingBlueMist wrote:
I just read a forum where the person did a W7 to W10 using the live
upgrade (no DVD or USB drive) and their new W10 system showed up as
already activated. So it looks like the activation servers are still
running and accepting the old W7 license info.


how about the other way around - using a Win-10-nic "new computer tax"
license to install windows 7 ???


Buy a Business class computer with a Win10 Pro SKU on it,
and see if the Downgrade Rights are still present.

The computer companies cannot sell what they haven't got.
In particular, new hardware has no drivers for Windows 7,
as support was cut off early in hardware-ville.

If you expect Downgrade Rights to work, talk to the
pre-sales rep and see if the Win7 image you want can
be factory installed as your Downgrade. If there's no
Win7 video driver for your new laptop, then I wouldn't
bother.

Paul
 




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