New Motherboard

Sonny

Excellent Member
#1
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?
 


bassfisher6522

Essential Member
#2
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
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
#3
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
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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bassfisher6522

Essential Member
#4
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.
 


carla

New Member
#5
Did you bought it online? From where? How much?
 


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Sonny

Excellent Member
#6
Did you bought it online? From where? How much?
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.
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
#7
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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