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Windows Compatibility with Build

Mattlack
  • 3 months ago

I'm about to build a new PC (old one died and was due for an upgrade anyway) with the following components:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor W/ Wraith Stealth Asus PRIME B450-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory

Also bringing in 2 components from my old computer: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Video Card Seagate 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive

The thing is apparently the Ryzen 5 isn't compatible with windows 7 which is what is currently installed on my HDD.

How do i go about getting windows 10 onto my HDD that i cant access currently due to not having a working PC?

Can i set the computer up with the current HDD and make sure everything works and then install a new operating system?

What are my options?

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD is just not supporting or guaranteeing that win 7 will work on Ryzen. Also Microsoft had already fully cut support on it as well so there will no longer be security updates for it now I would not be looking to use windows 7 at this time. It is still possible to get windows 7 working on Ryzen but not recommended.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/11182/how-to-get-ryzen-working-on-windows-7-x64

Is there a reason not to go with windows 10? The usual reason I hear is due to privacy concerns but you can download a utility that sets all those options off to keep your privacy. Since Spybot anti-beacon is no longer free there is another free tool that can do the job for windows 10: https://wpd.app/
https://youtu.be/lZDL-OuLjn0

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

ShutUp10 is another one that you can use.

https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "Hardware > Other" to "Software > Operating Systems".

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