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Windows 7: reinstalling with new motherboard

14 Feb 2010   #11
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

ah the fun money i remember that


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14 Feb 2010   #12
monkeys breath

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lisaone View Post
Ty for the info, i was just reading the custom install section on the upgrade install thread. It outlines it perfectly for the ..learner like me.

i am planing on getting a 1tb drive in a week or two, just spent my months fun money on this new CPU/mobo/PSU

These HDDs are probably getting a little long in the tooth too :[ i have had the 320gig one for about 4 years i think...it was big back then
if you are getting a 1tb in a week or two spend that time going through your files organizing them, updating them, dumping what you do not want. then when you get the new drive format it and transfer everything you want to keep from the old drives to it and then do your upgrade and clean install.

if the 320 is an sata it should make a great c drive once you have wiped it completely.
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14 Feb 2010   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lisaone View Post
Ty for the info, i was just reading the custom install section on the upgrade install thread. It outlines it perfectly for the ..learner like me.

i am planing on getting a 1tb drive in a week or two, just spent my months fun money on this new CPU/mobo/PSU

These HDDs are probably getting a little long in the tooth too :[ i have had the 320gig one for about 4 years i think...it was big back then
That's presisely what I was thinking about the 500gb drives presently in use when adding in a new 1tb host drive until the next case is ready. With a major swapout you have going there the 1tb will be put to use fast enough since your best results will be with a fresh clean install for the proper hardware detection.

The guides here are well written so take advantage of what you lean from them as you go along. You'll do ok!
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