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Dudeinneed

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I have a acer with windows vista 64, How do I move that to a total new build? I won't be using the acer again at all it will be scraped. I'm taking ram, dvd, and HDD to new build, windows came factory installed. Can I use this os? any help on this is grateful.
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Gday Dudeinneed< Posted Image

windows came factory installed. Can I use this os?

No. The OS licence is tied to the hardware and may not be used on a different build, also, everything is set up to use the existing hardware, including drivers so if you installed it on a completely different build, nothing will match and the POST and windows load would probably fail. You can still use the HDD, install, > erase, > format, > install new OS.
We need some more information, Please answer all the questions.
What is the Model/series of the Acer computer?
What will the computer be mainly used for?
What is your budget?
What Motherboard and CPU are you thinking of using?
What monitor will you be using?
In what country will you be purchasing your parts?
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What is the Model/series of the Acer computer? aspire x3200
What will the computer be mainly used for?gaming , media, and Graphic Design
What is your budget?450.00
What Motherboard and CPU are you thinking of using?GIGABYTE AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD ,
What monitor will you be using?AMD ATHLON II X4 640 3.0GHZ AM3 CPU
In what country will you be purchasing your parts? usa, and I already purchased them.
I didn't want to hot swap them, just wondered if I could wipe and reload onto new computer from systems disk.
I had tried to goto windows 8 but it won't bring any of my factory software, so I re-installed it from alternate drive. glad it only cost me 40$ to find out I don't like it. just wanted to be cheap and not have to buy windows again
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monitor is high def flat screen tv/ monitor 40 inch
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When you say "system disk" is it a Microsoft Windows Vista, Retail or OEM? Or is it a recovery/restore disk?
The Aspire comes with different configuring. Please go, > http://support.acer....spx?modelId=402 click on the hardware vendor detection utility, save to the desktop, run the tool, copy and paste a screen shot of the results in your next reply.
If this is your new Mobo? > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128504 it requires DDR3 memory, your acer uses DDR2 memory, so you will not be able to use it.

Do you have $450 to spend now or was that your total budget.
You will need a new PSU.






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I have 8 gigs of ddr 3 , and all the parts i need. got a new oem of win 7, that has never been used full version. will that MoBo come with bios already?, i got tower, power sup, ram, cpu, mobo,gpu,fans,and new dvd, i still need a ssd card reader.
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will that MoBo come with bios already?

Yes.


i still need a ssd card reader

If you mean a SD, flash card, etc, reader? there are some options.
A unit that fits in the front of the case like a optical drive, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820300608
Or, if not used often, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820223114
Of, fancy, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811996038

So that we can check everything is compatible, Please go, > http://pcpartpicker.com/ Register, chose your country, top right. Select all your parts and post back the Permalink.
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thanks for the help, my parts all come on the 12th. I got my kit at tiger direct, but will get one of the card readers from new egg. well nothing left for me except a lot of reading.


Thanks again
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Your welcome.

You must take anti static measures when working on the computer and handling parts, I suggest a wrist strap like this, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261005http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html
If your case does not come with a internal system speaker, I suggest you install one. Gives error code beeps at POST, if thgere is a problem, > http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html
Download the user manual from the Motherboard manufacturers website as it may be more up to date than the one in the retail box you get.

Make sure that the stand offs on the Mobo mounting plate match exactly the pattern and number of screw holes on the Motherboard, No extra ones.
A how to build, > http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ thanks to Troy, & Artellos.


Good luck.

Edited by iammykyl, 29 October 2012 - 11:01 PM.

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Hi.
How did the build turn out? Are you happy with the performance? An update would be appreciated.
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