New HTPC/WMC build, should I install 7 or 8?

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New HTPC/WMC build, should I install 7 or 8?

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Post by bozog » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:55 am

I've been running WMC for well over a decade now, currently on an 8.1 laptop and before that on a different Windows 7 laptop.
I'm almost done building a new bespoke i7/2066/RTX2080 PC and I'm wondering whether I should install Windows 7 Pro x64 or 8.1 x64, with the main intent of having the most stable WMC experience? I'll be using a HDHomerun Prime CableCARD box with it, which is currently running great with my Windows 8.1 PC, but that machine is a core Duo and rather long in the tooth now, looking forward to a much faster machine. Seems like it should be 7 but just wanted to ask around first.

Thanks in advance!

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Post by Scallica » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:40 pm

Installing Windows 8.1 with WMC will require a special product key, which are hard to find. Install Windows 7.
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Post by bozog » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:06 am

Thanks for the tip!

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