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Hardware or Software First?

  1. #1


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    windows 8 pro 64 bit

    Hardware or Software First?


    I am going to do a Win 8 Pro 64 bit upgrade to my existing Win 7 Pro 64 bit system.

    I am also going to do a system hardware upgrade with new mobo, cpu, psu, and ram.

    Question - which should I do first?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ned, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I would recommend doing the hardware updates first, then upgrading to Windows 8 to avoid any activation issues with Windows 8.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 pro 64 bit


    thanks - will do.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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