How to activate Ms office 2010 after in-place upgrade from Win7 Pro to Win10 Enterprise

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Hello Experts,

I'm hoping there is a 'correct' way to complete this in-place upgrade from Win7 Pro to win10 Enterprise as it may be a common scenario.

I have Win7 workstations that have MS Office 2010 installed and am wanting to complete in-place upgrades to Win10 Enterprise and retain the MS office 2010 installations. Sound like a reasonable request ?.

Currently, when I complete the in-place upgrade and open any of the MS Office 2010 products I am prompted to activate MS Office again

My research so far suggests MS Office thinks its on a completely new installation because I am upgrading from a Pro edition to Enterprise edition of Windows.

We activate and maintain Office and Windows licences using a MS KMS server.

Thanks heaps in advance
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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It should work. Windows 7 has proven to be a poor base from which to upgrade and often a Windows 10 Repair install needs to be done afterward. Office 2010 is very old and works in Windows 10 but I would not regard it as great match.

On the other hand, I upgraded a Windows 8.1 machine with Office 2013 in the year 2015 and everything came over just fine. No issues with Office, Outlook or anything else. Nothing had to be re-activated
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Hello everyone,

These are all activated using in-house KMS server

The O/S seemed to reactivate or remain activated as expected.

Thanks heaps
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Sure, That is what I noted earlier. It just may depend on the state of the Windows 7 machines at the start.
Hello Everyone,

Ah, found the solution to this problem located at the url below. A solution on Experts exchange.

Thanks everyone.

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