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I just bought a new CPU, mobo, memory and GPU. I currently have Win Vista 64 Ultimate installed, and just purchased Win 7 Ultimate. I will be carrying my hard drives over from the old computer. Should I:

1) Clean install completely
2) Install 7's update in the old hardware then put HDD in new hardware
3) Wait to put system together then update to 7 after booting in new hardware

Thanks for your opinions.
     
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Clean Install. You can Put the Hardrive in it's new family of hardware but it will freak out about drivers for a good while. When i did this I had a blackscreen for like 10 minutes and I did not know if it was going anywhere good. I had to restart to know tho. But unless you can't back up your files, do a clean install
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Originally Posted by Siigari View Post
I just bought a new CPU, mobo, memory and GPU. I currently have Win Vista 64 Ultimate installed, and just purchased Win 7 Ultimate. I will be carrying my hard drives over from the old computer. Should I:

1) Clean install completely
2) Install 7's update in the old hardware then put HDD in new hardware
3) Wait to put system together then update to 7 after booting in new hardware

Thanks for your opinions.
You could take the following measures when transferring hard drive that has Windows 7 already: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-computer.html

But personally I'd prefer a clean installation when moving to new hardware.
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If it's not an upgrade, then clean install.
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