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Windows 10 update T530 with Win 8 license

2018-01-15, 18:02 PM

So we have some T540 and T530 laptops that were downgraded to windows 7 but they have a windows 8 license. Since these have a Win 8 license can we install windows 10 on them now or will they require buying a license?

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Re: Windows 10 update T530 with Win 8 license

2018-01-15, 18:49 PM

Reading the documentation from Microsoft, it says you need to buy a license, BUT in the last several months, it has been my expertience that they activate automatically with the windows 8 digital license in the BIOS


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Re: Windows 10 update T530 with Win 8 license

2018-01-15, 18:58 PM
Thanks richk. So when you say activate automatically since the win8 license info is stored in the bios that if I installed win 10 on these machines they "might" activate as licensed for win 10?
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Re: Windows 10 update T530 with Win 8 license

2018-01-15, 19:00 PM

Not "might".  I believe they will activate windows 10 as long as you use the right version.  Win 8 Pro license will activate Win 10 Pro, etc.


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Re: Windows 10 update T530 with Win 8 license

2018-01-15, 19:02 PM
Oh wow that would be great. I guess the only way to know is to attempt it on one of these devices.
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