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According to this article (http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-creators-update-can-be-activated-with-windows-7-and-8-1-product-keys-514679.shtml), I am able to use my windows 7 pro OEM key on a clean install Windows 10.

I guess my question is: do I need to have upgraded my windows 7 to 10 previously? Or I can just go from activated Windows 7 pro to a clean install (and activated) Windows 10?

Thanks a lot.
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Microsoft offered a free upgrade to Windows 10, but it ended last year July. if you did not upgrade with your own Winds 7/8/8.1 license, you won't be able to for free anymore. For those that did, there previous OS key was tied to their Windows 10 install. So they are now able to use their keys when installing fresh installs of Windows 10 if needed.
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According to this article (http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-creators-update-can-be-activated-with-windows-7-and-8-1-product-keys-514679.shtml), I am able to use my windows 7 pro OEM key on a clean install Windows 10.

I guess my question is: do I need to have upgraded my windows 7 to 10 previously? Or I can just go from activated Windows 7 pro to a clean install (and activated) Windows 10?

Thanks a lot.

You have to upgraded in the previous in order to use your Win 7 license to perform a clean installation, as I known.

If you haven't done it before, you still can upgrade it for free.

https://www.howtogeek.com/272201/all-the-ways-you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free/

Subsequently, use some software to retrieve Windows keys to get your new Win 10 license to use in the next time.
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