Quote: Originally Posted by mike189
I had a terrible thing happen last night, having massive problems with itunes +win 7 + p5w dh deluxe asus mobo, i tried to update the bios in the mobo...during the process the pc rebooted out of order and my mobo is dead.
anyways in happy news this is a good excuse to upgrade to a velociraptor 150gb hd, i5 intel and evga p55 micro sli mobo....
the problem is:
I have Windows 7 home premium upgrade on my original generic hdd, i have no idea how this hdd will react to the new mobo (it is SATA so i think it will be fine to browse files on). How do you all suggest i attack installing Windows 7 on the new velociraptor hdd?
I was thinking clean install on the hdd, then logging into the old Windows 7 and deactiviating the 'key' that is registered on it so i can use that key on my new install.
the other idea was to load Windows 7 from the old hdd assuming it works, run the install wizard and choose to install on the NEW hdd.
Its a bizarre circumstance and i appreciate your thoughts.
Mike, welcome to Windows 7 Support forums,
Rebuilding your system with new parts especially the motherboard with an installation of Windows 7 on the original Hard drive will not cause you issues for the hard drive. However that being said you will not be able to use that as an existing boot drive using the prenise that you have a working operating system that will boot up as if nothing happened. The reason for this is, during your original install of Windows 7 it created a hardware profile with in the O/S and since the hardware profile has changed drastically it will cause many issues!
What I would suggest is that you complete your build, install the new hard drive as SATA, C:\ leave off your old hard drive, update your bios to the latest version, same for the mobo chipset and do a clean install of Windows 7. Once that is successfully accomplished install your second hard drive, use disk manager, assign a drive letter to it and then format it using NTFS.
Try this and let us know how it went.
Regards from your friends here at Windows 7 Support forums.