How to move my windows?

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#1 Posted by overhead_drums (333 posts) -

Hi,

So I'm getting a new CPU bungle including a new motherboard and RAM etc. How would I go about moving windows from my current set up so I can install on the new gear I'm getting?

Cheers!

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#2 Edited by PredatorRules (11991 posts) -

@overhead_drums said:

Hi,

So I'm getting a new CPU bungle including a new motherboard and RAM etc. How would I go about moving windows from my current set up so I can install on the new gear I'm getting?

Cheers!

Install a fresh one, that's always recommended

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#3 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

You could clone it but with new hardware you'd probably encounter issues.

I would recommend reinstalling it.

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#4 Edited by overhead_drums (333 posts) -

Cheers guys,

I'm definitely going to do a fresh install. What I mean is do I have to remove windows from my current computer as I only have one windows activation code.

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#5 Edited by pyro1245 (3270 posts) -

@overhead_drums said:

Cheers guys,

I'm definitely going to do a fresh install. What I mean is do I have to remove windows from my current computer as I only have one windows activation code.

Just back everything up and do a fresh install on the same partition your original windows is on. Format the partition as part of the windows installation. Use the same key.

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#6 Posted by PredatorRules (11991 posts) -

@overhead_drums said:

Cheers guys,

I'm definitely going to do a fresh install. What I mean is do I have to remove windows from my current computer as I only have one windows activation code.

Yes, format your HDD then install.

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#7 Posted by overhead_drums (333 posts) -

Cool, cheers guys. So I just save everything I want to keep format my hard drive, stick my new PC together and reinstall windows.

So I don't have to let windows people know my activation code will be used on a new machine or anything?

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#8 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

@overhead_drums said:

Cool, cheers guys. So I just save everything I want to keep format my hard drive, stick my new PC together and reinstall windows.

So I don't have to let windows people know my activation code will be used on a new machine or anything?

Chances are it will work, if not a quick phone call should be able to get it sorted.

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#9 Posted by Soethi6 (425 posts) -

New Mainboard = new installation of Windows.

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#10 Posted by overhead_drums (333 posts) -

Cheers everyone!