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What do i need to do before installing a motherboard? No windows cd!

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July 9, 2012 4:44:34 PM

Ok so 7 months ago i bought a system from cyberpower which meant i did not install windows and it was pre-intalled! I have done very few updates since then! So i decided to buy a new mobo the gigabyte sniper 3! i have all my files backed up AS I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE THEM!!!! but as i dont have the windows cd i will not be able to do a fresh install!

Help would be appreciated thankyou for your time!

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July 9, 2012 4:49:58 PM

There is a way to make a backup dvd of windows for oem systems and older versions of windows. Or you may be able to call microsoft and download windows with your windows coa. I often see dell windows dvd's for sale cheap on craigslist; they should work with your coa; be sure you get either 32 or 64 bit, whichever you need.
July 9, 2012 5:16:39 PM

Ok thanks so if i call up and give them my coa wich is on the side of my pc ? they will give me a download of windows ??

Thanks for your help
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July 9, 2012 8:27:22 PM

Thank You ! sound like a noob but wich one do i download !
a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 6:02:50 PM

JDeepee said:
Thank You ! sound like a noob but wich one do i download !


The one you need for your system.
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