Pirated Windows 7 to 10

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Dotmore, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. SomeGamer

    SomeGamer GBAtemp Guru

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    That's great to hear! But my Win10 install is always stuck. Left for hours, tried two times, same result.
     
  2. Zaphod77

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    Here's how it works.

    1) despite being cancelled supposedly, the free upgrade STILL works.
    2) upgrading non genuine windows works, but the upgraded version is also non genuine. BUT...
    3) bios mod or daz loader will fool MS into thinking it's genuine, and thus the upgrade gives you a working digital entitlement. it will even remove the loader for you.
    4) while MS tries (and fails) to stop daz loader, they officially do not care about BIOS modding, and do not even try to catch it. If you risk bricking your computer, you deserve the free windows.
    5) i have not tested "keep nothing", so i cannot confirm that works. but once you have done an in place upgrade, that motherboard is forever licensed for the windows 10 edition it upgraded to. tested 100%. You can then clean install anytime later, and skip key, and it will reactivate over the net.
    6) provided the OEM sells windows 7 ultimate, entering the OEMs slp ultimate key in windows anytime upgrade will update you to genuine ultimate. i'e always disconnected from the net before doing this. This is undetectable without physically inspecting the COA on the computer, and is recommended for genuine OEM windows 7 home computers before the update.
    7) the license IS transferable, but only if you tie your old and new computer to the same MS account (live). they added a transfer license feature. you can't use it too many times, but you can move a digital entitlement from one machine to another, and that will deactivate the old one. The SLP windows 7 can never be deactivated.
     
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  3. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    I'm quite surprised that nobody suggested to install to and boot Windows from a VHD or VHDX drive. This is good for people that doesn't have a spare drive to use and has lots of space on their existing drive.
     
  4. nastys

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    You could just partition the drive instead, which is usually faster than a virtual drive since the "host" partition can get fragmented.
     
  5. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    Yeah that option is better However, many users usually don't leave their hard drive space "unallocated" and resizing the partition where the data resides in is risky, the virtual disk just seems safer and a better option when one doesn't have another drive available, but have a large enough free space available for the existing drive, and plus just securing a legit license for Windows 10 for use in the future, then the virtual drive speed is pretty much negligible, because when they are good and ready to upgrade to Windows 10, they can install it clean without any OS on the drive anyway. AFAIK Windows does tries to save the fixed virtual drive on the most contagious free space chain, so by default it should have little to no fragmentation. With the virtual drive, you can get rid of the messy install within seconds, by deleting the virtual drive and keeping your host/primary OS intact.
    I have ran OS off the fixed virtual drive before and the speed while not as fast as native, but still usable.
     
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  6. nastys

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    So like a temporary virtual drive for a Windows 7 installation that's going to get cracked and upgraded to Windows 10 only to get a licence? If the main OS is already Windows 10 (unactivated), I wonder whether it gets automatically activated once the virtual drive is upgraded. Anyway I would reinstall Windows 10 in UEFI mode since legacy mode is required to crack Windows 7 (unless there's a crack that works in UEFI mode that persists during the upgrade).
     
  7. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    Yes.
    Your unactivated Windows 10 should activate after a simple reboot into it after going through the steps necessary on the virtual drive, and when Windows 10 is activated on the virtual drive, then Windows 10 on your native or real drive should activate automatically after connecting to the internet again, that is in theory anyways. As I believe the license/Hardware ID is recorded on MS server, so I do not see any reason why your host OS will not activate after some time. Even after doing a clean install it should automatically activate and it should activate even under UEFI, the clean install of Windows 10 as long as you have a license generated from before and MS server has it recorded. I remembered I activated Windows 10 by accident in VMWare Workstation several times due to installing multiple Windows 10, the license generation was carried out on the real machine and I was surprised my VM Windows 10 was activated. Perhaps that is just pure luck, but I don't know.
     
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