Windows 10: CPU upgrade before or after Win10 upgrade (from W7)? Solved

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    CPU upgrade before or after Win10 upgrade (from W7)?


    I am running W7 Ultimate, with a Core i5-2500K cpu.
    I recently got a used Core i7-3770K cpu, which I'd like to install.
    Should I complete this hardware change before or after upgrading to W10? Everything seems to be running fine right now with W7 (recently did a clean re-install after a SNAFU of a BIOS update.)
    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Kieran
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 23,618
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello Kieran, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Since the activation of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer will be tied to your hardware, I would recommend to update the CPU first, then upgrade to Windows 10 after everything checks out ok.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Kieran, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Since the activation of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer will be tied to your hardware, I would recommend to update the CPU first, then upgrade to Windows 10 after everything checks out ok.
    Thanks! So far so good on the cpu upgrade. Now for a full backup and then upgrade to win10!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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