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Thread: New Processor/Mobo/Memory, Format or Boot??




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    hey Guys,

    i just got a new mobo and proccesor, and memory to upgrade an old computer, and i was wondering if i should format the harddrive first before installing the new stuff, or booting it up with the old files still on it...thanks alot

    Mike

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    It's highly recommended that you format and do a fresh install of windows, because there will always be problems when changing major hardware like a motherboard without doing so. Secondly, fresh installs are fun. :)

    You could always try keep your existing install of Windows, but it probably won't run as well as it should, if at all....

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    I would definitely go with a clean install.
    With all those new goodies, why would you want to use a filthy old installation of windows. Get a fresh, clean and ready to rock copy on that drive:D
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    do i want to do the format then install the components or install the components then format and reinstall? thanks

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    make sure you back up everything... format the drive in the new computer and install the new OS with all the 'new' components present

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    Yeah, no point in doing it piece-meal really.
    I reckon if you do run into a problem it will be something to do with the new mobo, so just as well go for broke.
    Put all the hardware together, and let 'er rip.
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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