New motherboard fresh install NEED QUICK REPLY

So im upgrading from a gigabyte AM3 motherboard, with a AMD phenom 6core 2.8ghz to a asus z77 motherboard and a i5 3570k. I will be using the same RAM, CD-drive, GPU, PSU and hard drive.

Now should i delete or format this hard drive on this current computer before i upgrade? Or should i do something differently?

Many thanks.
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  1. btw the windows is Windows 7 home premium 64bit , not OEM
  2. When I usually use an old hard drive with a new build I usually format the drive and then install windows with the new build.
  3. So i should boot the windows Disc on my current PC, format the drive, exit the installation, then install it when i have upgraded?
  4. moleybear said:
    So i should boot the windows Disc on my current PC, format the drive, exit the installation, then install it when i have upgraded?



    Hi :)

    No...do precisely what you said AFTER you have upgraded...

    All the best Brett :)
  5. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    No...do precisely what you said AFTER you have upgraded...

    All the best Brett :)


    Haha i just got a bit confused on when to do it.

    Thanks alot ;)
  6. moleybear said:
    Haha i just got a bit confused on when to do it.

    Thanks alot ;)



    Hi :)

    Thats fine, you have the right idea :)

    All the best Brett :)
  7. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Thats fine, you have the right idea :)

    All the best Brett :)


    Pretty much what Brett said, too bad I couldn't get in time for the reply :lol:

    - Happy Holidays to the both of you :)
  8. socialfox said:
    Pretty much what Brett said, too bad I couldn't get in time for the reply :lol:

    - Happy Holidays to the both of you :)


    haha its ok, just didnt want to stay up all night waiting for a reply.

    Happu holidays to the both of you :) :na:
  9. socialfox said:
    Pretty much what Brett said, too bad I couldn't get in time for the reply :lol:

    - Happy Holidays to the both of you :)


    Hi :)

    Happy Christmas and New Year to you as well :) :)

    All the best Brett :)
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