before I wanted to build a computer using a previous generation processor Phenom X3 8400. I decided to bite the bullet and buy a Phenom II X4 840. Now I have completed the build and have a new issue. I transfered the old HDD and Optical drives from my old computer. When I tried to reinstall Windows Vista, I was already having some issues getting the new motherboard and the old HDD to work together. Do I have to purchase new Windows software??
Its not clear what is going on. Are you having trouble installing Windows Vista? Or is your motherboard unable to detect your HDD?
I'm having trouble with Vista after it had loaded up. A couple of hours later, Windows shut down with a violation message. So I reinstalled it again and I am going to check with Microsoft. I do not know if it is reconizing the new motherboard. I do know that it is OEM.