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January 13, 2016 8:23:28 PM

I was wondering I could use a old product key from a old computer I don't use anymore, and use it to activate a newer version of windows such as 8 or 10

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January 13, 2016 8:26:22 PM

probably not. you cant transfer oem licenses. and it has to be the same os a vista or xp license dosnt work with 8
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January 13, 2016 8:26:55 PM

if it is an OEM system the key is most likely tied into the BIOS of that particular system.
if it is an install disk for Windows 7 that has the included serial you should be able to install Windows 7(guessing this what you mean by old), activate it, and then upgrade to Windows 10. a new serial will be generated for your 10 install and Microsoft will validate it.
XP & Vista do not allow free upgrade.
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January 13, 2016 8:32:34 PM

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January 13, 2016 8:57:02 PM

Depends on what version of windows it is and if its oem or retail.
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