Originally Posted by Riptide
Yah the issue is I'm using an OEM key for my 10 install. Google doesn't seem real clear on my search results for that issue.
If I buy a windows 10 oem key for example can it be used to activate windows 11 on a bare metal install? I am assuming no, and you'd have to buy a full pro license.
If you have a spare hard drive try installing Win11 on that. Then check the activation status and if it says "Windows is activated" you're good to go when you do the real install on your current hard drive.
Just make sure you install the same version you had with Win10 (if you had Win10 home, install Win11 Home.....or if you had Win10 Pro, then Win11 Pro, etc)