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What to do to hard drive before installing new mobo

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June 27, 2012 4:55:12 AM

Hello,
I intend to upgrade to a new motherboard, cpu, and ram while keeping my old hardrive, gpu, dvd drive, and psu. My Vista 64 is not OEM. Will i be able to simply plug everything into the new motherboard and install the drivers?
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June 27, 2012 5:20:52 AM

fentini said:
Hello,
I intend to upgrade to a new motherboard, cpu, and ram while keeping my old hardrive, gpu, dvd drive, and psu. My Vista 64 is not OEM. Will i be able to simply plug everything into the new motherboard and install the drivers?

You could just reactivate, if it will boot.

But why not perform a clean install?
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June 27, 2012 7:52:37 AM

nikorr said:
You could just reactivate, if it will boot.

But why not perform a clean install?



Thanks for reply. How would i go about doing a clean install?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 27, 2012 7:58:46 AM

Clean install = all is erased and brand new windows install is made.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 27, 2012 8:00:07 AM

Do u have a W7? OEM or retail version?

Or Vista? OEM or retail version?
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June 27, 2012 8:07:10 AM

nikorr said:
Do u have a W7? OEM or retail version?

Or Vista? OEM or retail version?


Vista retail version
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 27, 2012 8:12:48 AM

Great. U can move your data u like to keep to another drive, and than install the Vista again from scratch. It will run faster than the old one too.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 27, 2012 8:13:55 AM

Follow this procedure.

Windows Vista Install Guide
http://www.blackviper.com/os-install-guides/windows-vis...
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June 27, 2012 8:14:29 AM

Great! Thanks for the help.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 27, 2012 8:18:50 AM

Sure thing :D 
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July 7, 2012 12:23:39 AM

Best answer selected by Fentini.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 12:07:47 PM

Good luck!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 12:07:56 PM

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