Quandries in OS for new build Tags: Windows 7 New Build Memory Last response: November 14, 2012 11:56 AM in Windows 7 Share hogwallow November 14, 2012 11:22:44 AM My existing PC has Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit on it. I'm building a new machine with 32GB of memory so need to upgrade and have a few questions: 1. I'm inclined to go with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit rather than Windows 8 because it's probably going to have more stable drivers across the board at this point. Is that the right thinking? 2. Can I install the new Windows 7 Professional just using the key and disk from Home Premium or do I have to install Home Premium first and then upgrade? 3. If I have to do the Home Premium install first, will the OS immediately recognize the additional memory once I perform the upgrade to Professional? 3. If I upgrade, will my existing machine's license immediately die so that I can't operate both machines for an interim period? I'm disinclined to do the Anytime Upgrade route because with a home build I want to have the full disk handy. Any help appreciated ... More about : quandries build rgd1101 a b $ Windows 7 a b } Memory November 14, 2012 11:56:58 AM 1)Yes 2)Key is for the specific edition, so the key for Home Premium won't work for Pro. Need to buy a upgrade. 3)It might recognize it, but won't be able to use it. 3+)Is this a OEM copy or full retail copy. OEM can't be transfer. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHelp Instaling OS on new build , win8 on hdd to ssd ForumNew Build , which OS . first time gamer btw ForumOS Help On New Gaming Rig Build ForumRAID on Win95 OSR2? Forumnew build maximus formula wont post---helpplease :) ForumNew build . 2 harddrives, 2 different OS ForumFSX CPU quandry, E or Q? ForumWin 2000 Installation Quandry. ForumNew build finished! Now want some opinions on the OS ForumMonitor Quandry.. ForumNew Build , OS question ForumNew Build : BIOS runs, bootloader runs, won't run OS ForumNew computer build ! Installing OS on Samsung SSD ForumNew HTPC build , won't boot/load OS Forum$1200 new build including monitor/ os /all ForumHDD/SSD set up for OS on new build . ForumFirst new build with 2 harddrives -- how do I install OS ? ForumNew Build : OS won't load from Windows Disc ForumAdvice on O/S for New Build Forum[Solved] [Solved] Windows 7 ultimate product key free download More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !