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Win 10 Upgrade version after July 2016

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I've read you can now clean install Windows 10 with windows 7 or 8.1 key.

But the upgrade version is only good to July 2016. After July 2016, can I still install windows 10 with a win 8.1 key?
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No you can not. You can upgrade to windows 10 with a 7 8 or 8.1 key until july. after the cutoff you have to buy a windows 10 key to activate windows 10. 7 8 and 8.1 keys will not work. hope this helps.
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I have a copy of win 7 on my main computer here. I can upgrade it to 10 and la de da. However! I have a copy of win 7 Ultimate doing nothing right now, how can I upgrade my unused copy of 7 to 10 without it also being linked to this computer? Down the road it would be nice to use it on something.
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I have a copy of win 7 on my main computer here. I can upgrade it to 10 and la de da. However! I have a copy of win 7 Ultimate doing nothing right now, how can I upgrade my unused copy of 7 to 10 without it also being linked to this computer? Down the road it would be nice to use it on something.

Eh, you can and you cant. technically it saves to the bios so you have to pick a computer. but thats going off technical's and we all know pc is the place to me for work arounds. Windows 8 and 8.1 also put their keys in the bios but there are a few programs i have used that can read and pull the key out from the bios for you to write down. there is a 50/50 chance that windows 10 on the new computer you transfer the key too will not work and you will have to message microsoft support to say you got a new motherboard because the key's tie themselves to the board and if it changes it craps itself half the time, and the other half it works fine. Windows 10 is very bi polar. Just go to google and type in "how to pull windows 10 key from bios" and you will get a ton of results that will all work, you just have to use that key and install it on ANY computer first and update it, then pull the key from it. The computer has to be fully upgraded to get the key upgraded to a windows 10 one. its a pain but at least its possible haha. hope this helps.
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Really crappy M$ couldn't look after the people who pay for their software to just login to something and have their keys linked and auto-upgraded kinda like Origin or Steam or something.
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