What would I need to have Windows 11 installed from the Windows Media Creation tool?


I have Windows 11 on a thumb drive by using the Windows11 Media Creation too.

Can that be used to install fresh on a new Microcenter built pc? And then activate Windows from my Windows 10 key once I get the machine home?


  • Ian

    Greetings, yes, you can do that.

    As for activation, it will still vary as described to you earlier in another discussion thread. If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 license (as in, you had a Windows key / specific Windows 7 Pro packaging), it should be transferable to a new computer / motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled (such as a pre-built desktop), it is not transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    More information on this can be found here: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-windows-10-license-new-pc/

  • Archivist

    I have my Windows 7 Ultimate install disc.

    Might still end up buying a Windows 10 Pro install disc to be more current.

    Just really need the activation code from either one.

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