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What to do to hard drive before installing new mobo

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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  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. Clean install = all is erased and brand new windows install is made.
  4. OK, install from the USB pen drive.
    U need this tool – use USB2 port only! Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
    How to @ http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/12/-the-usb-flash-drive.ars Windows Easy Transfer
  5. Do u have a W7? OEM or retail version?

    Or Vista? OEM or retail version?
  6. nikorr said:
    Do u have a W7? OEM or retail version?

    Or Vista? OEM or retail version?


    Vista retail version
  7. 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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  9. Great! Thanks for the help.
  10. Sure thing :D
  11. Best answer selected by Fentini.
  12. Good luck!
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