Question Card swap driver cleaner?

lakedude

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This shiny "new" 1070 just showed up. Not sure if a 3950x is also in route ( I expect not) so the NVIDIA 1070 will replace an ATI 7850 in a W7 system.

Do I need driver cleaner?

Anybody got a line on a cheap W10 Code? I don't think you can play Alyx on W7...
 
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If you're going to do a fresh install of Win 10 then no need to do run DDU. If you plan on an in place upgrade then DDU is a good idea. Several of the tech YouTubers have codes for Win 10 keys, but if you are installing it on a system with a valid Win 7 key you may not need one. Your existing key may work. If not I picked one up recently for like $17. Check out videos from bitwit, Paul's hardware, or Greg Salazar.
 
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If you're going to do a fresh install of Win 10 then no need to do run DDU. If you plan on an in place upgrade then DDU is a good idea. Several of the tech YouTubers have codes for Win 10 keys, but if you are installing it on a system with a valid Win 7 key you may not need one. Your existing key may work. If not I picked one up recently for like $17. Check out videos from bitwit, Paul's hardware, or Greg Salazar.
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It looks like I am expecting a 3950x after all so I won't be popping the 1070 in the old W7 system.

It will be a clean W10 install. Gotta get a cheap code...
 

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When I was single with a good job I'd help my friends out, now that I'm married with children and retired they help me out...
 

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Thanks

It looks like I am expecting a 3950x after all so I won't be popping the 1070 in the old W7 system.

It will be a clean W10 install. Gotta get a cheap code...
Simply plug the Windows 7 key into the activation dialog and it should activate fine. Install NVIDIA drivers and you will be good to go.
 

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