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  1.    04 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 and 8

    Can I upgrade? MB: Asus P8Z77-V


    Hey there,
    So I recently have ordered parts to replace and upgrade old and broken parts in my pc build. One of these parts being a new ssd and new hard drive due to old hard drive being corrupted. I have decided with this change to also upgrade my OS, i currently am running windows 7. I would like to upgrade to Windows 10 but have did some limited research and found older posts that my motherboard isnt compatible with Windows 10. This is where I am confused. After going to my motherboards driver website I did see that there is a section of drivers for windows 10 but I dont know if it is enough to sell me. I am afraid to get the os if it could possibly mess something up. Can anyone help me out here and let me know if it is compatible or not now? Thank you!

    Specs:
    Mb: asus p8z77-v
    Cpu: i5-2400 @3.1Ghz
    Gpu: GTX 660 TI (will be upgrading to a 1070)
    Hdd: seagate 2 TB
    SSD: pny 240 gb
    Psu: rm750x corsair

    Website where I see beta drivers for windows 10:
    Access Denied

    *** i would be okay with getting windows 8.1 instead if need be, but if windows 10 is compatible I would much rather the newer os
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  2.    04 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,140
    Windows 10 Pro

    It should be compatible, but why not just install it to find out? If you back up your current OS with a program like Macrium Reflect Free the only thing you have to lose is time.
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  3.    04 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 505
    Windows 10 Pro

    Yes...Asus has updated that mobo to run windows 10. You will need to make sure that your running the latest BIOS version and the latest chipset driver. Those 2 will have to updated first, then do a clean install of windows 10 and then install the rest of the windows 10 drivers.

    Note: Download all drivers onto a USB drive, once the OS is installed, install all drivers from USB drive.
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  4.    04 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 354
    Widows 10/Linux

    Should be fine, I use W10 Pro 64bit on a P8Z77-V PRO, rock solid. Intel Core i5-3570K, MSI GTX 970, Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB,
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  5.    04 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 and 8
    Thread Starter

    I know how to update the BiOS, though it stresses me, i dont want to brick my MB. Would I update to the newest bios for windows 10 before installing windows? Would I update the chipset before installing windows as well? If so how would i do that?? Thank you!
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  6.    04 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 354
    Widows 10/Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Bpmoocows View Post
    I know how to update the BiOS, though it stresses me, i dont want to brick my MB. Would I update to the newest bios for windows 10 before installing windows? Would I update the chipset before installing windows as well? If so how would i do that?? Thank you!
    Check the Bios version, it may not need doing, it's quite old now.
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    Update before W10 if necessary. Chipset should be done after installing W10
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  7.    08 Jan 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 and 8
    Thread Starter

    My bios was very out of date, so that is uodated now. My concern is that a lot of the drivers under the window 10 support are beta drivers. Ive read on other sites and forums that the mobo isnt compatible and there are issues with the sound card and other things, I would love to run windows 10 but am completely okay with going with windows 8 (i currently have 7) because my mobo is optimized for 8. Am just in a tough spot here because I do not want to buy windows ten and have it not work with my mobo or possibly mess anything up. Thank you for all the help guys
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  8.    08 Jan 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,140
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Bpmoocows View Post
    I would love to run windows 10 but am completely okay with going with windows 8 (i currently have 7) because my mobo is optimized for 8. Am just in a tough spot here because I do not want to buy windows ten and have it not work with my mobo or possibly mess anything up. Thank you for all the help guys
    Why would you have to buy Windows 10? Upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 10 while Microsoft is still giving it away for free. If you make a backup image of your Windows 7 first, if Windows 10 does not work for you, you can just restore your backup of Windows 7. After you do the upgrade to Windows 10, then you can turn around and do a clean install of Windows for free on the same digital license.

    Almost everything that is compatible with Windows 8 is compatible with Windows 10 also.
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  9.    09 Jan 2017 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 and 8
    Thread Starter

    Im pretty sure the free upgrade ended in July or August. I am getting a new hard drive, the one with the windows 7 I mentioned is corrupted beyond salvaging and I do not have a back up for it, I managed to get some of the more important files on a flash drive but thats about it. So new hard drive new OS i figured.
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  10.    09 Jan 2017 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,913
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    The offer and the GWX applet have been discontinued but the free Upgrade is still available, am now installing Build 14393.576 on third Upgrade in 3 days, 2 from Vista to Win7 w/SP1 then to Win10 and 1 from WinXP to Win7 w/SP1 to Win10. Try the MCT/Media Creation Tool, install it then follow the prompts or download the MCT for later running to get the Upgrade. The key to doing it is having an install of Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1 and having it activated first. There is a post about doing it here: https://www.tenforums.com/installati...till-free.html
    No, I'm not crazy but have resurrected otherwise good computers when the HDD/Hard Disk Drive was the problem and folks bought new, I don't automatically send hardware to recycle until I know is truly is not usable in some fashion. I haven't kept many such rehabbed computers as someone always has a need but not much money. My parts box is starting to run low on spare HDDs and memory modules.
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