Activate Windows 10 with a previous Windows product key

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October 16, 2015

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Activate Windows 10 with a previous Windows product key


Windows 10 has been installed on well over 100 million devices now, but activating the license doesn’t always go smoothly. Without activation, the license doesn’t get properly linked to your device. Until now, the official solution has been to attempt a re-install, but a new Insider test build allows you to simply use a key from Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. The new build also includes updates to Edge, Cortana, the Start menu, icons, and more. Get all the details in our write-up. Read more »


Tom McNamara

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