This will sound good to the ears of all Windows users running a pirated OS and those who can’t wait for Microsoft’s one click program. But keep in mind that you can only upgrade to a version of Windows 10 that corresponds to your older Windows. For instance, those on Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 8.1 should upgrade to Windows 10 Home. Similarly, if you are running a Pro version, you should upgrade to Windows 10 Pro only.
Step 1: When you get a screen asking you to “Enter the product key to activate Windows”, press the Skip button below.
Step 2: One more time a screen will appear saying “It’s time to enter the product key”, press the button below that says “Do this later”.
Note: Some Reddit users earlier reported that after upgrading their cracked version of Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10, they got a genuine activation of Windows 10. Even if you do get it, the activation might be corrected later.
Step 3: After the upgrade, to get your legitimate Windows 10 licence click the Start button then Settings and open it. Now navigate to Update & Security >> Activation.
Step 4: On the right side of the screen you will see a notification saying “to activate Windows, enter a different product key or go to the Store”. Click on the “Go to Store” option.
Once you enter the Store, you can buy a proper Windows licence.