About a year ago I built a computer primarily for music. My motherboard is an
Asrock 4CoreDual-SATA2 R2.0 and my cpu is an Intel E6300 wolfdale.
I want to upgrade the motherboard (it only supports 2 GB Ram) and the CPU
and power supply. I will use the same case, grapics card, and harddrive.
The hard drive has Windows 7 Professional.
I want to keep the OS and all the programs and a pretty big music library.
What would be the best and easiest to way to do this?
Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
My gpu: PowerColor AX4650 1GBK3-H Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR3
My case: nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Steel HTPC 2000B ATX Media Center
My HDD: Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb
What I thought about doing was transferring all my music and program files to a portable
hardrive using the Windows 7 easy transfer application and then upgrading the mobo, cpu, and power supply and then reinstalling
windows 7 wiping out the previous install and then transferring the files back.
Think that will work?
I probably will upgrade to the Intel i3 with an Intel mother board and an 600w power supply.
The computer is 80% listening to music with WhiteCap music visualizations and the rest of the time surfing the 'net.
I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro using an upgrade disk over Windows XP.
After I transfer the files to an external hard drive can I just use the
upgrade Windows 7 disk to wipe out the current drivers and bios
or will i have to use the XP disk first and then the Windows 7 upgrade?
I'll use Acronis to back up my files and make a copy of the whole disk.