Just purchased a NUC 7 i5 (NUC7i5BNH) and installed memory, SSD, win 10 pro. Decided I wanted to go for the i7 instead (NUC7i7BNH) which I ordered and will return i5 and using same memory and SSD. Since the hardware is almost all identical other than CPU and GPU can I just swap the SSD and let Windows identify the small changes rather than re-install everything? If so should I re-install chipset and graphics drivers? Anything else? I realize I will likely need to re-activate windows. Thanks.
Provided you have already logged into a Microsoft account, the digital entitlement for the Windows 10 license will have been recorded within your account. In this case, you can most-certainly upgrade from the i5 to the i7. It should automatically complete the reassignment of the digital entitlement when you logon. At the same time, a device re-enumeration will automatically take place and it will adjust for the differences between the i5 and i7. This shouldn't even require any driver updates...
Hope this helps,
Great, thanks. Should be simple then. I did not register with my Microsoft account but will now as it sounds as though that will simplify the re-activation process.
Should just have to login; no registration process. Again, this is to real MS account; not some other account you registered with MS.