2018 Hardware Thread


  1. Posts : 950
    Windows 10 Pro
       #941

    essenbe said:
    Nice one Paul. You'll like it.
    Thanks Steve, I originally had it pre-ordered for release date but cancelled it. It's now 51 ($67) cheaper which pleased me. Am sure the install and Windows install will be quick, it's just getting all my favourite programs etc back on that pains me! I want to do a clean install on it though so I will have to endure the misery lol.
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  2. Posts : 35
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #942

    Got a question.

    I am doing my upgrade build with the parts I posted last tomorrow, and I was wondering... (Linky)

    I will be using the 970 Evo M.2 as my system drive. Will I be able to simply clone my current install from my 840 Pro to the 970 Evo and will Windows then detect the new motherboard and system drivers and install by itself so I can have the system up and running? Or will such a drastic change (motherboard, CPU and RAM + M.2 drive) require me to go through the pain of reinstalling and updating Windows and all my apps?

    OS is Windows 10 Pro x64.
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  3. Posts : 950
    Windows 10 Pro
       #943

    pillainp said:
    Got a question.

    I am doing my upgrade build with the parts I posted last tomorrow, and I was wondering... (Linky)

    I will be using the 970 Evo M.2 as my system drive. Will I be able to simply clone my current install from my 840 Pro to the 970 Evo and will Windows then detect the new motherboard and system drivers and install by itself so I can have the system up and running? Or will such a drastic change (motherboard, CPU and RAM + M.2 drive) require me to go through the pain of reinstalling and updating Windows and all my apps?

    OS is Windows 10 Pro x64.
    Am sure Steve will be able to help better with this or anyone else for that matter as I am a mere amateur but I am pretty sure on stuff like Mobo and CPU changes you will have windows activation issues, you might be able to get round this contacting MS but it sound's pretty painfull with all the driver changes on top of that. Any reason not going for a clean install with all the new hardware and just backing up all important stuff like files and game saves etc?
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  4. Posts : 19,207
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #944

    pillainp said:
    Got a question.

    I am doing my upgrade build with the parts I posted last tomorrow, and I was wondering... (Linky)

    I will be using the 970 Evo M.2 as my system drive. Will I be able to simply clone my current install from my 840 Pro to the 970 Evo and will Windows then detect the new motherboard and system drivers and install by itself so I can have the system up and running? Or will such a drastic change (motherboard, CPU and RAM + M.2 drive) require me to go through the pain of reinstalling and updating Windows and all my apps?

    OS is Windows 10 Pro x64.
    Yes, that's exactly what I did coming from SATA SSD to 960Evo. I had MR backup anyway so I just restored it to M.2.
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  5. Posts : 35
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #945

    paulpicks21 said:
    Am sure Steve will be able to help better with this or anyone else for that matter as I am a mere amateur but I am pretty sure on stuff like Mobo and CPU changes you will have windows activation issues, you might be able to get round this contacting MS but it sound's pretty painfull with all the driver changes on top of that. Any reason not going for a clean install with all the new hardware and just backing up all important stuff like files and game saves etc?
    Nothing against doing a clean install except the pain of all the updates and reinstalling all my apps.

    Obviously a clean install is the best thing to do, but the pain....
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  6. Posts : 19,207
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #946

    pillainp said:
    Nothing against doing a clean install except the pain of all the updates and reinstalling all my apps.

    Obviously a clean install is the best thing to do, but the pain....
    No need if it's clean and working properly.
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  7. Posts : 35
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #947

    Well then, fingers crossed and will report back tomorrow, hopefully from the new build.
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  8. Posts : 16,063
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #948

    CountMike said:
    No need if it's clean and working properly.
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  9. Posts : 26,338
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
    Thread Starter
       #949

    Actually re-imaging a good working system is better than clean installing.
    In the end it's less writes(from updates) and all system files and 3rd party programs are placed neatly in the virgin blocks/cells, and not scattered waiting for garbage collection and trim.#

    Plus less chance of hiccups along the way.

    Just remember to get the Samsung NVMe driver: SSD Tools Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD | Samsung Semiconductor Global Website

    And run winsat formal in command prompt, and reboot, so Windows can see the disk speed and know you have an M.2.

    Also in BIOS make sure you have your M.2 PCIe Bandwidth Configuration: set to [X4]
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  10. Posts : 26,338
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
    Thread Starter
       #950

    For the European forum members:
    Caseking Germany is have a sale on their graphics cards:
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