Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Can i clean install win8 pro on my w7 ssd on new mobo

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

    Can i clean install win8 pro on my w7 ssd on new mobo

    I am getting the asus m5a97 le r2 next week. I plan to place my windows 7 ultimate 64 bit ssd on the new mobo and after updates of bios and stuff I clean install windows 8 64 bit pro on the ssd in new mobo.

    what licensing issues will I face as the new mobo makes it a new pc with the ssd that has has a cloned version of my hdd win 7?

    I want to do a clean install to fix a disk boot error I get every nw and then.

    the mobo has 6gbps connection and new uefi bios system and I am just future proofing for the next 4 to 6 years. I am not a gamer. just want a fast responsive system for editing photos and videos for my family and to write as many screenplays as possible. when I get the chance lol.

    much appreciated in anticipation of your help boys and girls.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums.

    The asus m5a97 le r2 has a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
    Your old Windows 7 install will not boot on the MOBO.

    You need to do a clean install,
    As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI BIOS.
    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    For more info on uEFI:
    Windows and GPT FAQ
    Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    UEFI and Windows
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Can i clean install win8 pro on my w7 ssd on new mobo
Related Threads
I haven't given this much thought on builds I've done for my own use so far, but now I'm starting to build systems for other people & I'm putting more effort into making sure everything is done correctly and will remain stable as long as possible (especially under the care & feeding of a typical PC...
Hi there. So I purchased a windows 8 license key upgrade while running windows 7. I burned this to USB and now am able to use it to do a clean install to windows 8 on my machine when I want. Only problem is I hate having to install all the updates, then upgrade to 8.1. Can I get an 8.1...
The SSD I plan on purchasing is the Samsung 840 EVO-Series 120GB for $103 (the desktop kit version). My machine is the HP p6754y which has a N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX motherboard. Now I've seen that this is SATA II and not SATA III. Now right here, my first question is, is the upgrade worth it? I've...
I hope someone can help.The computer--a new Lenovo Thinkpad X230 notebook, which came with Win8 Pro pre-installed on the 500GB HDD.I bought and installed a 256GB Micron mSATA SSD to the PCIe slot., with the intention of a clean install of Win 8 to the SSD as system drive, and use the HDD as a data...
Solved Win8 Pro Clean install 64 bit in Installation & Setup
I have created and ISO image via the download link on the email receipt from Microsoft on my 64 bit Win8 laptop I am trying to boot from this on my desktop currently running Win Media Edition 32 bit My understanding is that this should work according to a video I watched. When I attempt to...
Hello, I have had Windows 8 Pro since the relase but this is the first time that I have actually managed to install the OS because I'm busy in work. Installation went well, clean partition, installed very quickly and now I am on my desktop. I went to activate and it tells me I have an invalide...
I started my day with a stable Vista machine, and ended my day with a highly unstable Windows 8 machine. I can't even keep it running long enough to install Maya. According to my Minidumps, I have had 6 BSODs in the last 3 hours. That's... stunningly bad. It's not the same BSOD every time. ...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook