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Hey. I will be updating a build for someone soon (replacing cpu/mob/ram, but the rest of the build will remain). It’s been a while since I did something like that. He has a windows 7 oem key that was upgraded to windows 10. 
 

Can the old key still be used to with a new motherboard to activate win10? Is there a way to get it through a Microsoft chat or phone call to swap the key over? Or does the old key die with the motherboard?

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7 minutes ago, Bond007 said:

Hey. I will be updating a build for someone soon (replacing cpu/mob/ram, but the rest of the build will remain). It’s been a while since I did something like that. He has a windows 7 oem key that was upgraded to windows 10. 
 

Can the old key still be used to with a new motherboard to activate win10? Is there a way to get it through a Microsoft chat or phone call to swap the key over? Or does the old key die with the motherboard?

99% of the time you will be fine using that old key, just make sure you install the same version of windows 10 as the 7 key ie home/pro

Also if you need a guide on how to download the newest iso from MS I can help you there to 🙂

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Thanks. We will see how it works out, but I will go without getting a new key to start. 
 

for the download, are you just talking about using the Microsoft download that goes on a USB drive? If so, I have done that before. If it is something more detailed I will take the advise.

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5 minutes ago, Bond007 said:

Thanks. We will see how it works out, but I will go without getting a new key to start. 
 

for the download, are you just talking about using the Microsoft download that goes on a USB drive? If so, I have done that before. If it is something more detailed I will take the advise.

go to on... ie  https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10
hit f12 and make sure you are in emulation, under user agent string go to the drop down and select apple safari(iPAD)

Select the drop down windows 10, then English then 64bit

That will download the newest 1909 windows 10 iso with all installs as in home pro enterprise all in one usb drive 🙂

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1 hour ago, Soullessone21 said:

go to on... ie  https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10
hit f12 and make sure you are in emulation, under user agent string go to the drop down and select apple safari(iPAD)

Select the drop down windows 10, then English then 64bit

That will download the newest 1909 windows 10 iso with all installs as in home pro enterprise all in one usb drive 🙂

I am pretty sure it was originally a win 7 home key (non-pro). Will that work for more basic installs, or only pro?

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Personally I use

https://tb.rg-adguard.net/public.php

or

https://tb.32767.ga/

Both are legit and recomened on MyDigitalLife forum (https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/download-windows-install-media-techbench-mvs-iso-uup-svf-esd.72165/)

IE they are the legit ISOs, and I have used win7 keys all the time with win 10 activation. IF for some reason it does not work... hypothetically speaking... I would do a search for 'ratiborus58 twitter' and do some investigation on how to get it to work... if you are into that type of thing that is. Not condoning or recommending such actions, just information for educational purposes only. 🙂

 

 

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