Win10 activation question

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Astrowind, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Astrowind

    Astrowind n00b

    Messages:
    28
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2018
    I have Win7 and read the Intel Ice Lake desktop CPUs are coming out sometime in 2020. However, support for Win7 is ending January 2020.

    So, I was thinking of buying an SSD and installing it temporarily on my Win7 machine and installing Win10 (and unhooking my HD with Win7). I was wondering if I install Win10 for 30 days at a time without activating, will that serial key attach itself to my Win7 hardware?

    Because I would like to take the SSD later and install it in a new Ice Lake machine once those CPUs come out then activate Win10. Is this possible?
     
  2. m_isom

    m_isom Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    364
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    If you upgrade the windows 7 to 10, even cloning to a ssd before the upgrade it will attach to the motherboard. If you take the ssd and install a fresh windows 10 and not input the key you can run un-activated. If you can still use a windows 7 key to activate 10 by then is unknown.
     
  3. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,134
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    As long as you don't input the
    key, you can actívate anytime
     
  4. DeaconFrost

    DeaconFrost [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    10,936
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    As of about a month or so ago, it was still working.