Windows 8 from windows 7?

Hi,

I am selling my computer and I am going to remove my hard-drive which has windows 7 installed and the person I am selling it to is going to put their own hard-drive in and install windows 8. Can this be done will it work perfectly?

And what is the difference between windows 8 dsp and the cheaper windows 8 single language dsp. And what is dsp?
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  1. yes the hard drive will work. i dont know what dsp is...if you want to purchase windows disk get an OEM version as its $100 vs much more for a retail copy with a little box and a manual
  2. do the components have windows 8 drivers? what is the build?
  3. The windows 8 drivers should be in the HDD, eh?

    DSP stands for “Delivery Service Partner" -- which are copies used by computers builds companies.
  4. alvine said:
    yes the hard drive will work. i dont know what dsp is...if you want to purchase windows disk get an OEM version as its $100 vs much more for a retail copy with a little box and a manual


    Wish I could find OEM. I live in South Africa and the only available option is DSP. And thanks
  5. jemm said:
    The windows 8 drivers should be in the HDD, eh?

    DSP stands for “Delivery Service Partner" -- which are copies used by computers builds companies.


    So if for some reason the hardrive is broken or I want to install windows 8 DSP on a new computer will I be able to or is it installed once to that hardrive and no other
  6. the great randini said:
    do the components have windows 8 drivers? what is the build?


    GTX 560 non ti (latest nvidia driver installed)

    amd athlon ii x4 640

    ecs blackseries 880g motherboard
  7. @Mattv1993,

    Check Windows 8 Upgrade advisor while your computer is still running Windows 7. It will tell you whether the components are Win8-compatible.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8
  8. Alabalcho said:
    @Mattv1993,

    Check Windows 8 Upgrade advisor while your computer is still running Windows 7. It will tell you whether the components are Win8-compatible.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8


    everythings compatible except amd dual core optimizer, don't know what that is.
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