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Format HDD with New MoBo?


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#1 Frank Vasquez

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:03 PM

I am switching from an Asus M3A32 MVP Deluxe/WiFi and AMD 9950 to an Asus Rampage Extreme II with Intel i7 920. I am keeping my 500GB Seagate HDD with Vista-64U on it.

Of course, I would rather just switch everything, turn it on and voila - everything works! But I know that is rarely the case.

MY QUESTION:

Should I reformat my HDD and do a clean install of Vista?

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:17 PM

That's a decision you have to make. Some XP references on doing such (I have no experience with any version of Vista):

Changing a Motherboard or Moving Hard Drive - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

You receive a Stop 0x0000007B error after you move the Windows XP system disk to another computer - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;314082

Move Harddrive to a New Windows XP System - http://www.theeldergeek.com/move_harddrive.htm

If I wanted sure success, I would just do the clean install...although I know that I have done the move from one to another. I considered it an experiment, a learning experience and was prepared to just clean install if circumstances dictated such.

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Edited by hamluis, 25 February 2009 - 08:20 PM.


#3 Frank Vasquez

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:20 PM

Louis,

Thanks for the info - all of that applied to XP, is it the same for Vista? I think I might just re-format the puppy and start again - I have backed up all my important stuff.

Thanks!

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:23 PM

all of that applied to XP, is it the same for Vista

Yes

I think I might just re-format the puppy and start again

That would be the best way to go
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#5 Frank Vasquez

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:32 PM

Re-Format it is - thanks guys for the advice!




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