Im looking to get a new cpu, mother board, ram and windows 7 for my pc. im not very tech savvy and really need a lot of help.
i don't know to install windows 7 first and then the other components. im am just lost and its making me not want to upgrade.i dont know how to post the specs to show you what i have though
You want to stick with XP?
Keep in mind if you have 32-bit version, it won't see more than 3.5GB of RAM.
If you're getting a new HDD, I'd recommend a fresh install of XP or Windows 7 on an SSD. You won't see as much of a performance hike as you would with a fresh new OS install. I have Windows 7 Pro on an Intel SSD and took a partition on my larger HDD and mirrored the OS on it.
sorry, i meant i was getting a new hdd and a copy of windows 7 to install along with it. can i just do this as if i was building a new pc? i just dont want to go through the bother of up gradding from xp to 7. il just put some files on a usb and move them over
Only other advice is when you get the board, place it atop the box it came in, not on the static bag, and get the CPU and heatsink attached with thermal paste and install the RAM in the A2 and B2 slots and power on with video attached to see if you can get to BIOS screen. Easier to troubleshoot if you can't get there with parts out of case.
You need to be in OS to use Internet but you should be able to get online using generic drivers and go directly to mobo manufacturer website and download latest drivers. What do you mean uninstall anything before taking it apart? To replace motherboard, CPU and RAM you should be gutting your system and starting from scratch anyways.