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post #1 of 4 Old 10-19-2013, 03:34 PM - Thread Starter
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When I decided to change my mobo and processor (FX-6300 and M5A97 R2.0) to an i5-3570k and Z77-itx board, I decided to bite the bullet and not go through and reinstall Windows. Bad move. I'm getting tons of driver and memory errors.

I've decided to go ahead and do a fresh install, with both my SSD (C:) and HDD (D:). I want to keep a few save files/video clips/pictures/etc.. If I recall correctly, I think what I should do is format the D: drive and then put the stuff on there, then keep the D: drive unplugged while installing Windows. The issue with this, though, is that my Users folder is on my D: drive at the moment.

Any ideas on what the best course of action is?
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Why would you format the hard drive?

 

What I would do is just put anything you want to keep on the hard drive, unplug it, install Windows 8 fresh (including formatting the solid state drive). When you get to the desktop, shut down, plug the hard drive back in, and then configure Windows 8 to use that Users folder that's on the hard drive.


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Good call. I guess I'll just do that.
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Cool. I should be here all night, so go for it!

 

Of course, everyone else will be here too. :)


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