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Windows 7: Upgrading

11 Apr 2011   #11
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I would honestly keep your old machine up and running, and build yourself a whole new one. That's going to be a lot more friendly than hybrid-ing the two together.

More advice: put a RAID card in the old machine, and use it as a backup file server running Raid 0. It's what I did with my old XP machine.


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11 Apr 2011   #12
xtbs

windows 7/vista
 
 

to put this so that everything is clarified, i have upgraded so far... graphics processor and case... what i am upgrading AT THE SAME TIME: cpu motherboard ram power supply... so basically it is a different computer all together it just has the same hard drive...
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11 Apr 2011   #13
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xtbs View Post
to put this so that everything is clarified, i have upgraded so far... graphics processor and case... what i am upgrading AT THE SAME TIME: cpu motherboard ram power supply... so basically it is a different computer all together it just has the same hard drive...
Oh so you took the motherboard from your store bought (major/minor manufacturer) PC and put that in a new, different, case, changed out, upgraded, the video card and used the original power supply and hard drive. And you are now looking to replace the motherboard, CPU and RAM along with a new power supply. Reusing the video card you already upgraded and the original hard drive/s.

Yes you will need to buy another copy of Windows to install on this new motherboard.
As the one that came with your store bought PC is tied, by license and maybe by BIOS branding, to that original PC.
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11 Apr 2011   #14
xtbs

windows 7/vista
 
 

Ok, yeah basically i bought a cheap $400 pc that was being used basically to run while i upgraded all the components, I have a copy of windows vista so ill install that and create an image disk so i can restore my system if need be (happens alot when my coding goes wrong =)) on this note i am wondering if this motherboard is good for server style usage (the upgrades are to run a alpha/beta server for games and applications that i am building...) ive never bought a motherboard before (the only pc part that i havent bought...) so im not sure what i should be looking for... keep in mind i have a limited budget so expensive motherboards are out of the question Buy the MSI 870-G45 Motherboard at TigerDirect.ca
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