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Windows 7: Computer Upgrade

20 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
Computer Upgrade

I'm going to upgrade my processor,ram and motherboard ,will I need to reformat my existing hard drive or can the drivers etc. be installed on the existing drive?I have a backup made but I suppose that would be no good once the new drivers etc are installed.Would it be easier installing a new separate hard drive.

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20 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You won't need to format your existing hard drive.

Once you've installed your new hardware and relevant drivers you can then create a fresh backup and delete the old one.
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20 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Do you have a Win7 retail or OEM license. If you have an OEM, the OS will not validate with a new mobo.
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20 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Yes it retail!Thanks for the replies everyone.
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