Upgrading to Windows 10

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Sayounara

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Hey guys,

I decided to upgrade my computer to windows 10 but I don´t owe an active windows 7,8 or 8.1 key right now. Though I consider about buying an "old" unused windows 7 Key to upgrade to Windows 10.

My Question is: Am I still able to upgrade to windows 10 with a valid windows 7 key?, or is it not possible to convert the windows 7 key to a windows 10 key anymore? ^^

And if I´d do so, does buying an OEM key have a "negative influence" on my System? :)

Greetings Sayounara
 
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It's too late to do the free upgrade - it lasted for a year and its now over.

OEM copies are strictly speaking meant for computer shops that sell a PC. But most people use it anyways. There is a down side, and that is you can only ever use that copy of WIndows on one machine. A normal retail copy of Windows allows you to re-install it onto another machine.
 

flavallee

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What's the brand name and model name and model number of your computer?
What Windows version did it come with and is currently running?

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Triple6

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Technically the upgrade period is over however Microsoft has not disabled the option to install and activate Windows 10 with a valid Windows 7 or 8 key.
 

flavallee

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Yep.
I've done a clean install of Windows 10 a number of times in Windows 7 computers, and it automatically activated.

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