Upgrading Win 7 to Win 10 Pro - Key Doesn't Work

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by AndrewD12, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. AndrewD12

    AndrewD12 Bit Poster

    I'm attempting to upgrade a Windows 7 SP1 virtual machine to Windows 10 Pro. I'd like to go from 32 bit to 64 bit but that's not a requirement as this VM runs accounting software. I am running Parallels 15 Home Edition on a 2018 iMac with 32 gigs of memory and plenty of free storage.
    I followed the upgrade steps, downloaded the exe package and ran the installer. I purchased a Windows 10 Pro (32 bit) key from Microsoft directly.
    After running the installer, I entered the key and was told that the specified key (Windows 10 Pro Full) couldn't be used with this installation.

    So that brings me to the question - where can one buy an upgrade? Are they even available?

    If not, and I need to install a new clean version of Windows 10, how do I EASILY migrate all of the data from the existing Windows 7 profile into Windows 10?
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

    Please contact Microsoft Support for more info about that.
    But if you would like to install new Windows VM you can move hard drive from your Windows 7 to you new installed Windows 10.
    Please check this article for more info about adding 2nd hard drive to VM

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