1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I currently use Home premium OA version of Windows 7 that came pre-installed with the laptop. I am interested in windows 10 and want to use it. Is the upgrade possible? And if so, is the upgrade free in this case?
    01-31-2015 01:47 PM
  2. sarim_xyz's Avatar
    Yes, you will get a free upgrade, all you need is Windows 7 SP1, which you can easily download since you already have a licensed Windows 7.

    Details: Windows 10 - Microsoft Windows
  3. sarim_xyz's Avatar
    Yes, you will get a free upgrade, all you need is Windows 7 SP1, which you can easily download since you already have a licensed Windows 7.

    Details: Windows 10 - Microsoft Windows
    01-31-2015 01:57 PM
  4. matt john2's Avatar
    Yes. Only for one year
    01-31-2015 01:57 PM
  5. rideboarder's Avatar
    Sarim_xyz is completely right. You'll get it free as long as you do it within the first year.
    sarim_xyz likes this.
    01-31-2015 01:59 PM
  6. Loco5150's Avatar
    OEM version that came with you laptop, gets W10.
    01-31-2015 02:00 PM
  7. matt john2's Avatar
    Sarim_xyz is completely right. You'll get it free as long as you do it within the first year.
    My bad. Lol.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-31-2015 02:01 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That is correct "OA" stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Activation", not Enterprise. He is using Windows 7 that was preinstalled by the manufacturer of the PC he purchased.
    aximtreo, a5cent and xandros9 like this.
    01-31-2015 02:01 PM
  9. eltonjain's Avatar
    so would it be like Windows 10 basic or such? Or Windows 10 has only 2 segments - Home and Enterprise?
    As I remember Windows 7 had a lot of variations, basic, home premium, ultimate, etc etc
    02-02-2015 12:53 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    so would it be like Windows 10 basic or such? Or Windows 10 has only 2 segments - Home and Enterprise?
    As I remember Windows 7 had a lot of variations, basic, home premium, ultimate, etc etc
    Windows 10 will probably have: Windows 10 (no Media Center), Windows 10 Pro (with Media Center) and Windows 10 Enterprise, like the Windows 8.1 versions. Compare Windows 8.1 editions
    aximtreo, a5cent and eltonjain like this.
    02-02-2015 01:01 AM
  11. foozilla's Avatar
    I have now downloaded W10 to a USB stick and running the installer. As I enter the product key as it's written on the sticker on my ASUS laptop with Win 7 Home Prem OA the installer says that the key is not a valid key. So all above is not true or did I miss something?

    kind regards
    Fooz
    07-31-2015 06:33 AM
  12. sarim_xyz's Avatar
    I have now downloaded W10 to a USB stick and running the installer. As I enter the product key as it's written on the sticker on my ASUS laptop with Win 7 Home Prem OA the installer says that the key is not a valid key. So all above is not true or did I miss something?

    kind regards
    Fooz
    You have to upgrade the current version of Windows to Windows 10 and activate it online before you can do a clean install. Once done, skip the part where it asks for product key. There is an option to skip it. Once you install, it'll activate itself.

    Edit: The key you have is Windows 7, it will not work. No key will work.
    07-31-2015 06:53 AM
  13. Diego Matter's Avatar
    I downloaded "MediaCreationToolx64.exe" from Microsoft to upgrade my laptop from Windows 7 Pro OA to Windows 10, but I only get an error message "There was a problem" with no explanation of the type of problem.
    08-01-2015 08:41 AM

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