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Solved: Can I use Windows 11 product key to install and activate Windows 10?


I get a new workstation shipped with Windows 11 instead of Windows 10.I like to know whether I can install Windows 10 from scratch then activate it using product key retrieve from Windows 11?

Solved: Can I use Windows 11 product key to install and activate Windows 10?

Solved: Can I use Windows 11 product key to install and activate Windows 10?


Windows 11 do not have new activation system; all the product keys are the same as Windows 10. You will first need to retrieve the product key from Windows 11, refer to this article for how to find and retrieve Product Key in Windows 11.

I have downloaded the Windows 10 install media and ran it on my system, after inputting the Windows 11 product key the system installed the OS without any problem.


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Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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