New Motherboard

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  1. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    Next week I am changing my motherboard to get more memory. I am going to a 32GB board and a i5 processor. I was told to reinstall Windows 7 and then put windows 8 back in. My question is do I install Win 7 before I put the board in or after the new mb is installed?
     
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    When changing out major hardware, it's all ways best to do a clean install. A few questions; Is this an upgrade version install of 8? What version of 8 is it - 8 or 8 Pro.

    You can create a ISO of the upgrade, which will allow you to do a clean install of 8 with out having to go through the double install of both OS's.

    Make Bootable ISO File of Windows 8 Pro After Upgrading
     
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    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    Hi Bassfisher

    It will be Windows 8 pro upgrade. I have it now but was told I had to put Windows 7 back in first. I will do a clean install. That would be the only way to go. Just wasn't sure if I had to put Windows 7 in before I changed out or after. I was thinking after the new board was in.
     
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    I tried dual booting at first, with a clean install on a partitioned drive, just to see how well or If I really liked windows 8 Pro. If there was a problem I could just format the drive and go back to 7. Well I ran into a few problems but not really a windows 8 issue purse' but boiled down to driver issues. Now I'm only with windows 8 Pro on a single drive and haven't looked back since.

    Let us know how it goes when your new mobo and clean install.
     
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    Did you bought it online? From where? How much?
     
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    Hi Carla,

    I bought my Windows 8 from Wal-Mart when the price was only $69.99. As for the MB and Processor I got that from the local computer shop from where I live.
     
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    I am up and running and really amazed at the speed of 32 GB compared to 8. i5 processor is also great!
     

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