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i have always been with AMD but I have been in need of a new prossesor. since the phenoms are lacking and my 590 sli only supports up to an Athlon X2 6000+, I would need a new mobo for any company upgrade. so i went Intel. i got a Q6700 and a ASUS P5Q. after installing it wont let me boot. i researched it and found it was because I installed Vista 64 on AMD, I cant boot into it without a reformat and a complete reinstall. I would like to do anything I can NOT to resort to reformating. Idk if the windows.old would even work since I only have 25 GB left out of 250 (idk i would be able to put it on my 500gb eSATA with 300 left) and I like my current settings. is there anything I can do? I tried to "repair startup" from the disc and it didnt work. and cmd commands I could do?
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i have always been with AMD but I have been in need of a new prossesor. since the phenoms are lacking and my 590 sli only supports up to an Athlon X2 6000+, I would need a new mobo for any company upgrade. so i went Intel. i got a Q6700 and a ASUS P5Q. after installing it wont let me boot. i researched it and found it was because I installed Vista 64 on AMD, I cant boot into it without a reformat and a complete reinstall. I would like to do anything I can NOT to resort to reformating. Idk if the windows.old would even work since I only have 25 GB left out of 250 (idk i would be able to put it on my 500gb eSATA with 300 left) and I like my current settings. is there anything I can do? I tried to "repair startup" from the disc and it didnt work. and cmd commands I could do?
I'm a little confused.
Are you saying that you are trying to boot the Asus P5Q with the HDD/OS that you had installed on your 590?

If so, it ain't gonna happen without a reformat.
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I'm a little confused.
Are you saying that you are trying to boot the Asus P5Q with the HDD/OS that you had installed on your 590?

If so, it ain't gonna happen without a reformat.
thats what i want to do. do i absolutely hav 2 reformat?
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thats what i want to do. do i absolutely hav 2 reformat?

Oh yeah, sry.
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will everything be moved to a windows.old folder? can I chose where the folder will go?
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From my experience it will save your old prog files on the C: drive or whatever your primary drive/partition is.

So you need only space to install Vista on your current drive, and you can pick and choose what you want from 'C:/WindowsOld' or whatever it's called I forget.
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