4 months ago
I have Windows 7 on my current system, which is an i5-3450 with a Gigabyte B75 motherboard. We were going through scrapping some old (some REALLY old) computer systems at work, and one of them had an i7-3820 with an Intel DX79TO X79 motherboard that i grabbed.
I've been Googling the process of swapping out the processor and MB and making sure Windows 7 still works, and I think I get the gist of it. Here's the thing, whether I use this i7 or not, I am likely upgrading the MB / CPU / RAM sometime this year, as well as switching to Windows 10. So one option is to install Windows 10 alongside this i7.
In anyone's opinion, or if anyone has experience with this, is it easier / safer to change the MB & CPU under Windows 7 or Windows 10?