Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by MR CHILLED, Jan 15, 2014.
I believe mine is OEM so not sure if that'd cause issues with this idea.
Do it anyway. The worst that'll happen is MS will tell you otherwise and will just inform you to buy a new key.
my laptop has a oem key and it upgraded to 10 from 7 no issues,,my pc was upgraded as well still got win10 no isues
I have been running DoNotSpy10 after advice and some solid reviews;
I did another machine over the weekend, Acer SFF machine from 2012-ish with Windows 7 Pro sticker on it. Clean Windows 10 Pro install, I don't enter the key during install but once it's up and running I go to the activate option and type it in. Once again, zero issues and the machine is very happily running Windows 10.
This program has run for the better part of five years now and I can't see it stopping any time soon. If they were going to kill it, prior to the death of support for Windows 7 would have been the ideal time, but as has been said the more people on Windows 10 the better it is for Microsoft.
I would hazard a guess that the vast majority of licences come from machines built by OEMs going to businesses and the retail channel selling new machines. White box sellers are also pretty likely to follow the rules... which leaves the unscrupulous people selling old Windows 7/8 keys as Windows 10 keys and the tech nerds recycling their keys as they upgrade but again I would guess they would be the minority.
7 most likely will not install on your new PC.
You can get it on, if you piss around slipping drivers into it.. I still don't know why you would, from a licensing activation viewpoint, it wouldn't achieve anything.
Too much effort for personal purpose. You'd have to 1. track every driver for every device and 2. make sure it's W7 compliant.
Just an FYI I got 7 working fine on a Z390 - even the IGPU.
People managed to adapt all the drivers required.
my reasoning for doing this is purely a money saving thing.
If I can get win7 on the future new system (Whenever i get rich) than I can just take the anytime upgrade and save myself like 100 odd dollars that i can put towards a better CPU.
As I tried to explain, if the system will activate with 7, it will activate with 10 instead. There are a few reasons why the key might not work, but you're not going to know for sure till you try.
yeah I don't think they will close it for quite some time yet. They want everyone on Ten.
Oh oh..... Apple is now outpacing windows pc's.
Apple’s malware problem is getting worse
LOL it was only a matter of time, Apple sucks anyway, so it doesn't affect me, but it is funny.
Total clickbait bullshit.
The only reason malware detection's seem to have increased is because Apple owners have woken up to the fact that malware is a problem under MacOS and are now actively scanning for it - Half that Malware has probably been on those systems for years.
Anyone that honestly believes the Malware situation under MacOS is worse than the Malware situation under Windows is delusional. Furthermore, where Malware does infect a MacOS based device, it takes ~4 mins to remove as opposed to half an hour or more under Windows, with no damage to the updating system and networking stack as is so common under Windows due to the fact that UAC is useless as a method of privilege escalation.
Mostly because they've been lead to believe that Mac's don't get viruses
Exactly, some believe it's the more secure OS. If it raises awareness then why the fark not.
Mac's have been getting Viruses for years, however the problem is nothing like the issue under Windows - Windows is a cesspool.
MacOS is more secure, hence the reason the underlying OS rarely gets damaged and Malware is so easy to remove.