Windows 10: NEW PC Setup Solved

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  1. Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1709 16299.19
       16 Sep 2017 #1

    NEW PC Setup


    Hi All

    Newer Gaming PC from Asus arriving by Monday, getting things in order

    So far got all the drivers for the external hardware
    Plan on transferring sorta new ssd to the new machine, will be used as boot drive
    First gonna do system image of current hard drive in the system possibly after transferring the Windows 10 Pro version (Comes with Windows 10 Home) , backup the drivers to flash drive, possibly update the uefi bios if needed, shows on Asus site G11CD current bios released on 7/24/2017 to improve system stability, maybe will need that not sure
    Transfer Windows 10 Pro from old system to new, was bought for this system via the $99.00 upgrade option thru Microsoft store, so think I can legally transfer that, Old PC will get possibly later on a Spare Windows 7 Retail license or perhaps 10 Home if I can still use Windows 7 Key to do that


    Is there anything I forgot or should be aware of? Going from AMD FX Based system to Intel I7 7700 based system with Nvidia graphics
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  2.    16 Sep 2017 #2

    My advice is; since you're changing CPU vendors.....I would strongly advise doing a clean install. Doing a system image/clone of an AMD setup to an Intel setup requires a clean install. If not you're going to run into all kinds of trouble later on down the road.
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  3.    16 Sep 2017 #3

    There's no need to clean install.. Chipset drivers come standard within Win 10.

    You can transfer the Pro licence with an MSA. I think you are good to go..
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  4. Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       16 Sep 2017 #4

    Was leaning towards Clean install as don't want any issues done the road, I know chipset drivers come standard with 10 Now, but since changing CPU platforms sorta thinking Clean install maybe best, but will see
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  5.    16 Sep 2017 #5

    see comments in bold



    AMDMan2016 said: View Post
    Hi All

    Newer Gaming PC from Asus arriving by Monday, getting things in order

    So far got all the drivers for the external hardware

    OK; but you may not need them. I tend to not update drivers unless I am having issues known to be driver related---but you may be the type who just has to have the latest drivers for all hardware??

    First gonna do system image of current hard drive in the system possibly after transferring the Windows 10 Pro version (Comes with Windows 10 Home) ,

    What imaging app and do you have prior experience in restoring or cloning with it?

    I'd probably image it exactly as I got the new PC without any alterations. It may have some recovery partition/mechanism already on it and you have to decide if you want to get rid of that.


    possibly update the uefi bios if needed, shows on Asus site G11CD current bios released on 7/24/2017 to improve system stability, maybe will need that not sure

    Like drivers, I'd shy away from BIOS updates UNLESS you have a specific reason to think that it would solve a specific problem or unless you just can't resist.

    Transfer Windows 10 Pro from old system to new, was bought for this system via the $99.00 upgrade option thru Microsoft store, so think I can legally transfer that,

    Hmmm...........is that Window 10 Pro license OEM??? Not sure that can be transferred to new hardware.


    Is there anything I forgot or should be aware of? Going from AMD FX Based system to Intel I7 7700 based system with Nvidia graphics

    Now is the time to consider stuff like partitioning scheme, backup plans, anti-virus/malware ideas, downloading newest versions of your most used apps, maintenance intentions, hardware monitors, etc. Bite off a little bit of that every day.
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  6. Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       16 Sep 2017 #6

    Don't think the License was OEM, as I paid for the Pro Upgrade thru the Microsoft App store for $105.00 with taxes, But no big deal if I can't transfer the Pro license I guess. Just getting things in order

    Maricum Reflect Imaging software, imaged before, but never restored an image as yet as haven't had the need, but I do like to have a backup on external drive just in case something happens that I can't recover from

    as for latest drivers I just back those up just in case also something happens, video driver is one I update the most, other drivers for Ethernet and sound and stuff only update if I have a need to

    Bios I may not mess with, unless I see a need to at this point
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  7.    16 Sep 2017 #7

    Plankton said: View Post
    Doing a system image/clone of an AMD setup to an Intel setup requires a clean install.
    No it doesn't. Windows 10 is very good at adjusting to new hardware. As a precaution, before moving the OS, I would delete the IDE ATA/ATAPI disk controller from device manager then shutdown before moving the OS over. That's about the only driver that will keep Windows from booting on a new system. Then make sure you load the chipset specific disk controller driver on the new computer to keep the maximum efficiency.
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  8. Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       16 Sep 2017 #8

    Current PC uses the standard Microsoft Serial ATA Controller, as everytime I cleaned video drivers to update those on AMD, as installing over top didn't always go well, and somehow it deleted the specific Serial ATA controller, so current install don't have to worry on that part

    For Intel System will get the Specific Serial ATA controller
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  9. Posts : 10,789
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       16 Sep 2017 #9

    While a clean install is not required as said, I highly recommend it. Time and time again users have issues from not going with a clean install when changing chipsets.
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  10. Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1709 16299.19
    Thread Starter
       16 Sep 2017 #10

    Thank you all for the replies! leaning towards highly recommended clean install, then when Creators update comes, probably go with Keeps Files, and settings and let it do in place upgrade as OS should still be fairly clean by then.

    Might Try Windows Defender again on that system, current system I lag in games it seems while using it, not sure why, experience massive lag in Second life Firestorm viewer at times, and other games, Not sure if really Defender related or something else

    Then again I may just choose to use Avast and just still with Avast Free
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