[SOLVED] Windows 10 Upgrade Troubles

DavinArk

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I'm asking here since Google hasn't given me an answer to my exact question and this forum was a big help when I built my PC.

I'm looking to upgrade to Windows 10. I don't have the hardware to support 11.

The thing is, my Win 7 is on an HDD and I'm upgrading to an SSD. I installed 7 with an OEM.

Can I take a Win 10 OEM and install that on the SSD? Or will the licence cause a problem?

Could I, instead, reinstall 7 on the SSD, then create the install media to upgrade?

Thank you all for your help.
 

DavinArk

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So reinstall 7 on the SSD and run the tool to upgrade?

I haven't had to do anything this technical with my PC since I built it so I want to make sure I understand.

Thanks for the link too. I didn't know if that process was considered legal on these forums.
 

USAFRet

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I would upgrade the existing Win 7 to 10, on the existing HDD.
This is to get the existing hardware fully actiated with WIn 10.
Then, do a fresh OS install on the SSD.

And I don't know what "Win 10 OEM " you refer to, but no.
Get the regular install media from MS and use that.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

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