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Upgrading computer...can I use W8?


Shadnic

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I'm soon to be rebuilding my computer: New graphics card, mother board, case, PSU, RAM, almost everything. I've been worried that I may need to do a fresh install of windows 7 (worried since my copy was OEM and I don't even have a disc for it). I've been using Windows 8 CP for the last few weeks, and I was wondering if there was a way to install that on my new machine instead of having to track down another copy of Windows 7? Or will just hooking my current harddrives into my new motherboard result in a painless start-up? (I've replaced computers before but never gone through a mass component-upgrade, so I'm a bit unsure how this works with a new motherboard being installed and everything).

Thanks for any help or advice you can give!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 RC
    CPU
    Intel i5-3570K
    Motherboard
    Asrock z77 Extreme 6
    Memory
    8gb G-Skill 2133hz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX670 OC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S27A950D
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    60gb SSD + 2tb HDD
    PSU
    Kingwin 750w Platinum Razer series
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    intel liquid cooling
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#2
You have to do a clean install of Windows for new motherboard.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up

Shadnic

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#3

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 RC
    CPU
    Intel i5-3570K
    Motherboard
    Asrock z77 Extreme 6
    Memory
    8gb G-Skill 2133hz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX670 OC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S27A950D
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    60gb SSD + 2tb HDD
    PSU
    Kingwin 750w Platinum Razer series
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    intel liquid cooling
Posts
1,851
#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up

Shadnic

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Posts
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#5
Fantastic, thank you!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 RC
    CPU
    Intel i5-3570K
    Motherboard
    Asrock z77 Extreme 6
    Memory
    8gb G-Skill 2133hz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX670 OC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S27A950D
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    60gb SSD + 2tb HDD
    PSU
    Kingwin 750w Platinum Razer series
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    intel liquid cooling