Do I need New OS for homemade PC?

October 8, 2010 at 00:13:00
Specs: Windows Vista
So im going to be build a new a computer system. Im buying a new comp case, new motherboard and a intel processor. However, i want to use my old hdd. My previous computer had an Amd processor and vista operating system. So do i also need to purchase a new operating system even though i will use my old hdd?

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#1
October 8, 2010 at 00:44:31
yes u will need new os disc, why? because of the new hardware (chipset). Are u sure the old hdd is faster(sata II 7200 R.P.M, 16/32mb cache)?
win 7 is better than win vista.

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#2
October 8, 2010 at 00:54:30
Thanks for answering. Im not going to buy a new hdd, just a new case, motherboard and processor. yes, win 7 is better, but i did not want to purchase a new OS. Now im torn to whether to just a buy new computer that comes with everything or still continue on the original plan which is to build my own. hmmmm....

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#3
October 8, 2010 at 01:13:07
build your own system. I hate oem system, the only advantage they have is warranty.

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#4
October 8, 2010 at 05:42:19
You can use your old HDD. The question is do you want to use the old OS and use the old programs and data. If you are just using the disk, just repartition, reformat, and install the OS. If you want to reuse the OS and programs you might be able to do a repair install to fix the hardware differences,

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#5
October 8, 2010 at 06:37:43
"repair install" how can he repair os without os disc?

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#6
October 8, 2010 at 08:30:51
Well the reason i want to use the same hdd is because i want to use same programs and files that i have stored in it. If theres a way to use the same OS, i dont mind. I dont want to invest in another new HDD or OS. i could use that money to buy a new graphics card.

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#7
October 8, 2010 at 14:34:10
The old installation of Windows Vista won't work with your new hardware. As was mentioned, you *should* be able to do what is known as a "repair installtion"...that will leave all your files & programs intact but you will lose any Windows Updates that have been installed. However, to be able to do the repair, you MUST have a Windows Vista disc & you need to know your product key code.

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