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What drivers will I need to remove when building a new PC?

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December 2, 2013 7:19:08 AM

Hey guys, I am going to build a new pc soon, and I will be using the same hard drive that I am using now in my old build.
I am going to be performing a clean install of windows 8 on my new PC, I will be using the same version and license of windows that I currently have installed on this PC, will a clean install remove all of the old drivers?
If not what drivers will I need to remove, and how do I go about doing this?
Thanks, Ben.
a b V Motherboard
December 2, 2013 7:21:44 AM

it's always better to save the data you want to keep somewhere else and do a clean install
a b V Motherboard
December 2, 2013 7:21:54 AM

The drive gets formatted when doing a clean install of Windows. So you don't need to do anything.
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December 2, 2013 7:23:54 AM

benjii said:
The drive gets formatted when doing a clean install of Windows. So you don't need to do anything.


Ok thanks, so all I need to do is perform a clean install, then download all of the latest drivers for my new components from the internet?

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December 2, 2013 7:27:52 AM
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LindonBoy said:
benjii said:
The drive gets formatted when doing a clean install of Windows. So you don't need to do anything.


Ok thanks, so all I need to do is perform a clean install, then download all of the latest drivers for my new components from the internet?


Yep, exactly. I find it helps to download the drivers prior to reinstalling windows and save them to a usb drive. It just makes things a little easier.
December 2, 2013 7:31:38 AM

benjii said:
LindonBoy said:
benjii said:
The drive gets formatted when doing a clean install of Windows. So you don't need to do anything.


Ok thanks, so all I need to do is perform a clean install, then download all of the latest drivers for my new components from the internet?


Yep, exactly. I find it helps to download the drivers prior to reinstalling windows and save them to a usb drive. It just makes things a little easier.


Okay, thanks a lot, really did help. I will be sure to download the drivers on a USB stick before installing windows :)  Thanks again for your help :) 
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