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Windows 7: Hardware Upgrade Questions

10 Dec 2009   #1
mechman

Windows 7
 
 
Hardware Upgrade Questions

I've upgraded all of my computers to Windows 7. Including my wife and children's older computer. I build all of my desktops myself so there's no particular model number or brand name for any of the desktop computers. After loading Win7 on my wife's machine I noticed that Win7 still seemed a bit sluggish. This is due to the fact that all of the hardware in it is pretty old.

So here are my questions. Is Microsoft going to give me a hard time for upgrading this computer after only a month of 7 use? Or am I going to be able to upgrade motherboard, cpu, graphics and memory with no trouble?

I should add that Win7 was installed using an Upgrade DVD if that helps.


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10 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mechman View Post
I've upgraded all of my computers to Windows 7. Including my wife and children's older computer. I build all of my desktops myself so there's no particular model number or brand name for any of the desktop computers. After loading Win7 on my wife's machine I noticed that Win7 still seemed a bit sluggish. This is due to the fact that all of the hardware in it is pretty old.

So here are my questions. Is Microsoft going to give me a hard time for upgrading this computer after only a month of 7 use? Or am I going to be able to upgrade motherboard, cpu, graphics and memory with no trouble?
Good question. Do your upgrade. When you want to install 7, and at the point that your key is requested, just ignore and continue with the installation. When you are done, try it, be sure your are satisifed. Then install your programs. Try again, be sure you are satisifed. Then supply your key. If it is accepted you are done, just enjoy. If it is not accepted you will be given a number to call. If touch tone installation, using the phone, fails, a person will speak to you. Explain the situation and you will be set to go and enjoy.

follow the instructions and the upgrade v full retail should not be a problem.
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10 Dec 2009   #3
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello mechman,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

As long as you don't have an OEM version, you will be ok. At worst you might have to do a phone activation. I had to do one once and it was relatively painless. Info here if you run into that, but I doubt you will. Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Hope this helps.

Gary
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10 Dec 2009   #4
mechman

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks guys! I've done the phone activation before with XP and it was relatively painless.
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10 Dec 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Your welcome.
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