Windows 7 Not activated

Sirius

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Hi all, a friend brought me an old dell laptop today that she was given and asked can I get it updated, it’s running windows 7 ultimate I tried to upgrade to windows 10 all was going well until it said windows isn’t activated enter your product key, I went into system but there isn’t any ware to add the key is it an illegal copy ?
 

bazcfc1

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Is there a windows sticker on the laptop at all underneath or near keyboard even if it was illegal windows 7 it wouldn't make a difference as most computer shops puts illegal windows 10 on them so he must have had it reflashed at some point
 

TheMacMan

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Download the official free windows 10 from the Microsoft site then burn it to a disc or create a bootable flash drive. Then do a fresh install.

Edit.
Back up any info needed first obviously.
 

Sirius

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Is there a windows sticker on the laptop at all underneath or near keyboard even if it was illegal windows 7 it wouldn't make a difference as most computer shops puts illegal windows 10 on them so he must have had it reflashed at some point
Hi it was originally win xp there is a sticker under neath so won’t work as it’s upgraded to 7 ? Is there a way to get it activated
 

steptoe

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I don't think you can upgrade to W10 for free anymore.
You might have to pay for an upgrade.
 

bazcfc1

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When it was first released I had Windows 8 legit lol and gave me option to upgrade for free but as mentioned nothing is always free after so long
 

steptoe

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When it was first released I had Windows 8 legit lol and gave me option to upgrade for free but as mentioned nothing is always free after so long
Ye, I got a free upgrade from W7 on my lads new PC when we first switched it on.
 

Sirius

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I think you can still get a free copy, I seen it on a tv programme recently and my new laptop upgraded not long ago, I’m sure I have an iso to burn when I used the usb tool, I’ll try it thanks for all the reply
 

cactikid

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Dont think an old xp unit could run w.10 as i have 3 here called dodos.

If like me you run crap cleaner guess where your key is lol
 

Sirius

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it’s an older dell laptop but not a bad spec I think it will run w.10 I’ve followed the link provided and got 10 so try this weekend, thanks again
 
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