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AMD motherboard + cpu to Intel - methodology question

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    AMD motherboard + cpu to Intel - methodology question


    Hi,


    I know this question has been asked countless times, but it's more a question of method that I am asking now.


    My setup right now is an AMD cpu and motherboard.


    I am upgrading to an intel cpu and motherboard.


    I have one ssd (intel 330 240 gb) and one hard drive (caviar black 2 TB). I also have a 1 TB external hard drive (movies and stuff), I'm also using it for W8's time mach..err..file backup program.


    On this hard drive is about a terabyte's worth of data, almost exclusively game programs + movies (entire steam program is on it).


    The main drive has all my important documents + music + boot programs.


    I am running a windows 8 pro upgrade, but have a vista OEM disc I can use to upgrade from.




    I need to do a fresh install for the best results...but I've always bungled everything. What would be the best way to go about this without losing everything or having to reinstall everything on steam.


    What would be the best procedure. Any help given would be very much appreciated.


    Thank you for your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capp1688 View Post
    Hi,

    My setup right now is an AMD cpu and motherboard.


    I am upgrading to an intel cpu and motherboard.


    I am running a windows 8 pro upgrade, but have a vista OEM disc I can use to upgrade from.


    Thank you for your time.
    Welcome to EightForums.


    I take it that Vista OEM is install to the AMD.
    The Vista licence will stay the AMD & can be upgrade to Windows 8.

    The Intel will need a full Windows 8 licence.
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply! Once I have a full licence, though what would be the procedure?
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    Will the new Intel MOBO have uEFI BIOS?
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    Yes, thanks for reminding me. I'm going from GA-MA790FXT-UD5P with a 965 (phenom 2) to a asrock extreme4 z77 with a i5-3570k
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    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install.

    Click image for larger version

    How to install with a uEFI BIOS:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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    Thanks for the help!
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install.

    Click image for larger version

    How to install with a uEFI BIOS:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    I presume that you're describing a procedure that will give a clean, new install, and that none of cap1688's programs will be transferred to the new system.

    Am I wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install.

    Click image for larger version

    How to install with a uEFI BIOS:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    I presume that you're describing a procedure that will give a clean, new install, and that none of cap1688's programs will be transferred to the new system.

    Am I wrong?
    Yes & NO.

    Yes, for the new Intel with uEFI, which will need a full license.


    The old AMD, would be

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
    or
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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