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Upgrading CPU and MOBO..... Anything i should do?

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November 25, 2011 1:43:18 PM

Is there anything i should do with my hard drive? any drivers etc? or just install the new board?

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November 25, 2011 1:51:32 PM

Install OS first ( recommend clean isntal ) ,after that you install the drivers from the cd of the motherboard.
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November 25, 2011 9:16:38 PM

The hard drive is not new, i have data on it......
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November 25, 2011 9:31:04 PM

djsnipy said:
The hard drive is not new, i have data on it......


Backup all the files you need. You're probably going to have to format it.
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November 25, 2011 9:32:52 PM

djsnipy said:
The hard drive is not new, i have data on it......

Make a back up in whatever you can. Another HDD, DVDs, USB drives. Make sure you save your most important files and installers. Do not back up folders of installed programs in your current drive (there could be some incompatibility issues), you will have to reinstall everything you need once your hdd is formatted.
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November 25, 2011 9:57:06 PM

My system came with Windows 7 pre installed, all i have is the sticker, what could i do? I have a copy of XP but i would like to use windows 7. Do i need to go buy the disk?
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November 25, 2011 10:34:00 PM

Sounds like Win7 is an OEM version, licensed to the old MB. Change the MB then you need a new license (copy of Win7). Also to save new install hastle, have ready / downloaded the drivers for all the peripherals so you can install when set up the new rig.
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November 25, 2011 10:34:39 PM

Well a preinstalled windows usually you would have to call the manufacture and ask the for a disc, they usually charge $20 for it though...(for shipping..)Also you would need to give them your serial# on the your computer
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November 25, 2011 11:01:08 PM

^ Did what you said, thanks!
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November 25, 2011 11:01:45 PM

Best answer selected by djsnipy.
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