Windows 10: New Build with new and old parts, best way to install...

  1.    17 Dec 2015 #1

    New Build with new and old parts, best way to install...


    Hey guys,

    I am rebuilding my systems, going to take apart the two I have now and build a new one with new parts as well as old parts from the two systems, its mostly going to be new parts.

    The system specs I have in this forum is of the PC that I use to capture/edit/author video and burn to DVD/Blu Ray. My other PC specs is are at sevenforums but is almost identical to this one, except that its a little faster running at 3.30 ghz and has a 120 GB SSD, whereas the tenforum PC has a WD 3000HLFS as boot drive.

    I've purchased the following, for new build:

    Fractal Design DEFINE R5 case
    ASRock Gaming Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+/AM3 AMD 990FX + AMD SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
    AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL
    XFX Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 R9-390P-8256 8GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Double Dissipation XXX OC Video Card
    CORSAIR RMx RM1000X 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

    I was going to get the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 but I waited too long and it sold out so grabbed the XFX since practically same card. Also almost got the 8 core 3.5 GHz CPU but didnt, figured the 6 core 3.5 would be enough, and if you notice didnt get a HD, though was looking at SSDs of 256gb, though I could use the SSD from one of the PCs or even the 10k WD.

    I want to be able to use both machines at one time lol, not have to change screens, etc. when wanting to work on one. I hope this build to be last for a few more years, I also need it to be accessible from my laptop, though that shouldnt be much problems as I do that often now.

    Then after selling the parts from other PCs I can buy a surface pro lol

    Now to install 10, since the two PCs are upgrades, which one should I be using to install on the new build? The SSD on the 3.30 ghz is a bit older and needs a clean install.

    Hmm just checked and NO I dont even have SSD drives in either PC lol, thought I did, seems I have the WD 3000HLFS in both PCs

    Soooo wonder if I should plop and get an SSD.....think I might.

    ok So back to which 10 install do I use, since changing MBs will I have to call MS?

    Sorry for long post, more info the better

    Gerry
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       17 Dec 2015 #2

    You say that you want to use two machines at the same time. To be legal you will need two separate licenses but as long as you have this I don't see that you will have a problem with activation.

    See Activate Windows 10 for more information and note the simpler routes to activation for the newest W10 ver 1511 which I would recommend that you download for a clean install.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    19 Dec 2015 #3

    Well I do have 4 machines (3 desktop, 1 laptop) and all have a valid license of windows 7 pro so I shouldn't have a problem in that regards. For wanting to use both at once I couldn't think of a way to do that so instead just going to combine the two into one, which is the new build.

    I could theoretically use the license of the 3rd desktop to make sure all works fine but if I am going to gut the other two their win 10 upgrades gonna be scratched also. Hmm.

    Maybe I can keep the other two.....
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    19 Dec 2015 #4

    Update: I've found the SSD drive that I thought I had in the one of the two initial PCs and it's on the 3rd PC. But that one is only running win 7 pro and haven't started the update to 10. Should I be able to download the iso for 10 and update this one? Then use the clean install?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    20 Dec 2015 #5

    bullfights said: View Post
    Update: I've found the SSD drive that I thought I had in the one of the two initial PCs and it's on the 3rd PC. But that one is only running win 7 pro and haven't started the update to 10. Should I be able to download the iso for 10 and update this one? Then use the clean install?
    Sure you can, as long as it stays on same MB. You can even clean install W10 using just registration for that W7, no need to upgrade first.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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