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

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.
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  1. it's always better to save the data you want to keep somewhere else and do a clean install
  2. The drive gets formatted when doing a clean install of Windows. So you don't need to do anything.
  3. 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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    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.
  5. 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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