1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1
    64-bit Win 7
       19 Nov 2015 #1

    install additional memory before or after Win 10 install

    I have a Win 10 iso that I download in August but have not yet installed. I have 12 GB memory installed now but I want to increase to 24 GB while I still have Win 7 installed, and then continue running Win 7 for a while longer.

    I'm assuming that the license associated with Win 10 that I downloaded is tied to my current PC configuration and this might cause a problem if I install additional memory before doing the Win 10 install. Should I install the extra memory cards before or after doing the Win 10 install, or does it not matter? Does MS allow for minor hardware changes with the free Win 10?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,363
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       19 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello Walter, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Luckily, a minor hardware change such as RAM will have no affect on the digital entitlement of Windows 10. You can feel free to add the RAM whenever you like.

    A new motherboard would be a different story though.
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Nov 2015 at 22:35.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,545
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       19 Nov 2015 #3

    I agree with Brink but really prefer upgrading hardware on a running Operating System so any problems get worked out and not compounded with an unproven install of a newer OS.
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