Windows 8 upgrade

May 17, 2018
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I am considering buying a hardware bundle in where I add my own ssd O/S and gpu. Rather than spend money on a new licence of Win 10. I know it is still possible to upgrade from windows 8( a lot cheaper) under certain conditions in which apply to me. Can I assume in the meantime windows 8 will recognise ddr4 and 8th gen cpu's/motherboards to begin with
 

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In all new hardware, your Win 8.1 will require a full reinstall.
Whether the license for that will work with new hardware depends on where it came from.

Win 10?
The safest thing is to try to Upgrade your current system to Win 10.
This may or may not work.
If it does, then you can probably transfer that license to the new hardware.
Read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3164428/windows-build-1607-activation.html

It still may (probably will) need a clean reinstall on the new hardware.


Or, you could sell your current hardware with the 8.1 license and use that to fund a whole new OS for your new system.
 
May 17, 2018
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Okay Thank you yes I have read about them options and would of liked to of gone down that route but I have a o/s problem that I shall not go into (not my fault) as it was a 2nd hand pre build now I am also stuck in buying a i5 8400 or 8600k cpu trying to ask the supplier to get it for the same price lol
 

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