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August 3, 2012 7:57:23 AM

Upgrading from my Acer Aspire X1920 (Windows 7)

I'm upgrading the:
-PSU
-GPU
-CPU
-MOBO
-RAM
-Chasis

Will I need to buy Windows 7? It came with my Acer Aspire.

I'm not sure if it's on the MOBO or on the HDD. Thanks.

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August 3, 2012 11:28:03 AM

you need to use a new copy of windows. windows is stuck onto the motherboard.

just get a completely new system
a b $ Windows 7
August 3, 2012 6:44:28 PM

Most pre built systems don't include Windows 7 discs anymore - they leave that up to you to burn restoration copies yourself. It's lame I know but that's the way it has been for quite some time.
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August 3, 2012 7:02:17 PM

Right.. So how much will it be :/  ?
August 3, 2012 7:04:29 PM

And I thought The OS might have been on the hard drive since I'm not upgrading that, I'm keeping it?
August 3, 2012 7:06:30 PM

You have to reformat the drive before it can be used for the OS, so you will have to reinstall it.
a b $ Windows 7
August 3, 2012 7:10:32 PM

connor12312 said:
And I thought The OS might have been on the hard drive since I'm not upgrading that, I'm keeping it?


You have to install the OS on every new hard drive, SSD, system, whatever. The reason is due to driver conflicts.
August 3, 2012 7:12:19 PM

I guess I'll just buy a copy..

But not from him ^^ haha
August 3, 2012 7:18:35 PM

Actually, do you think he is legit? cause that is DAMN cheap.
August 4, 2012 12:16:25 AM

someone on the forum said he bought it from him and it worked fine for him. he then bought a couple more
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