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Windows 7: Just finished my first gaming rig

01 Jun 2015   #1
Justinowen1987

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Just finished my first gaming rig

Okay, so I just finished building my first gaming rig. All brand new parts except hard drive. So I was surprised to see that the MSI motherboard that I put in there actually let my hard drive load up to windows that I had on my previous gateway computer. I was under the impression I would have to do a fresh windows install. It let me download drivers to the mother board/gpu/cpu ect. However I noticed that the old Intel Motherboard stuff was still installed in the add/remove area. Is it okay to uninstall all that or is it going to mess my system up? ( obviously i know if it messes my system up i will just have to do a fresh install of windows on a reformatted drive ) but since it let me get this far now I am just kinda hoping I wont have to.


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01 Jun 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
The prior install may work now but could cause trouble later because it's on a different mother board than the original,
How long only time will tell,
OEM's are not transferable to other machines that's why they are so much cheaper compared with retail copies
OEM/ System builders 99.us
Retail = 3-400.us
A new OEM is required for another machine.
Cheers.

One day you'll need to use this and someone will have bad news for you
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01 Jun 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

no way should you keep the old install on there.

Re install windows, it takes 15 minutes.

Did you even buy windows yet for the new rig ?

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If you never intend to use more then 16 GB of memory, you can get Home Premium instead.

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You can install the Windows 10 preview right now for free.

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01 Jun 2015   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
no way should you keep the old install on there.

Re install windows, it takes 15 minutes.

Did you even buy windows yet for the new rig ?

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

If you never intend to use more then 16 GB of memory, you can get Home Premium instead.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

You can install the Windows 10 preview right now for free.

Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows
I agree, once the Motherboard is replaced it is time for a clean install
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01 Jun 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Thirded for a clean install.
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02 Jun 2015   #6
Justinowen1987

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You guys are amazing. I will do that today when I get home. Like I said i was surprised that it even brought windows up in the first place.
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02 Jun 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I'm surprised too but not that much really it's just reading the disk

It may puke later on without notice
It may have already left garbage on the mobo because that is what oem/ system builders versions do.
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