Windows OEM FAQs and Downloads


Windows 10 RS2 Build 15063/Version 1703/Creator’s Update


Your OEM Product Keys

Windows 10 RS2 installation media is multi-Edition and will automatically input the SLP key from the MSDM for all the following OEM licenses:

Win10Home Win8Home Win8Bingwin10Pro Win8Pro

This installation media will also accept the Windows 7 Product Key from the COA:

Windows 7 COA

For more details about your Product Key see:

The following is just a demonstration proving that Windows 7 OEM and Windows 8.x OEM keys still act as Windows 10 OEM keys as you may be told elsewhere that the Free Upgrade is over:


Installation Guide – Download and Clean Install (from Windows)


Installation Guides – Download and Upgrade Install (from Windows)

The Upgrade Install only works for a system running Windows 7, Windows 8.x or an earlier build of Windows 10. Upgrade Installs are not supported on Windows Vista.


Installation Guides – Download and Clean Install (from Linux)


Windows 7

Variant A – Downloading installation media from Dell (Dell only Intel Based Skylake systems with Windows 7 Pro OEM Downgrade Rights).

Variant B Downloading installation media from Microsoft (All OEMs).


End of Life Windows Operating Systems

Windows 8.0 Reached End of Life in January 2016. There is a Free Upgrade to Windows 10 (recommended) or Windows 8.1 (not recommended).

Windows Vista Reached End of Life in April 2017. There is no Free Upgrade to Windows 10.

Windows XP Reached End of Life in April 2014. There is no Free Upgrade to Windows 10 and your hardware is probably over a Decade old in need of replacement.

About These Guides

All these guides are made by myself Dr Philip Yip. These guides are not official Dell documentation and they should be classified as Unofficial self-help Installation Guides. I do not work for Dell but I am recognised by Dell as an expert in Windows Installation on Dell systems. I have volunteered on the Dell Community Forums since 2007. These guides and my posts are not a channel of official support. Despite my Windows Installation Guides having ~10.4 million views I am not recognised by Microsoft as a Windows Installation Expert.

Dr Philip Yip (PhD in Biophysics)

Proud to be British and Scottish.

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