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Sorry about the eyes! I don't even like red, I don't know why I used that. I should ask before I go and do this, will his HDD be usable since it is coming out of an All-In-One computer? As long as it's SATA it shouldn't matter, right?

This sounds and looks like a FUN night ahead of me in a few weeks!

Edited by heartgrave, 04 August 2013 - 06:59 AM.

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Good catch heartgrave, perhaps the deal should be called a "conbo" :whistling:


DUN DUN DUN!

BA DUM TISH!
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Good catch heartgrave, perhaps the deal should be called a "conbo" :whistling:


DUN DUN DUN!

BA DUM TISH!

:spoton:

If the HDD is the smaller 2.5" you may need to obtain an adapter kit to use it in a 3.5" bay, many newer cases already have 2.5" bays for SSDs, an example http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005ZWGFAC
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Whew, alright! That helps me quite a bit. So I can reuse the HDD, just have to get everything off of it!

I am sorry I keep leaving things out, I am at work and trying to do my best at this and my job... which is absolutely DEAD. 1 call since 7am is it now 9:26am. Anyways, the stuff I want to bring over is all his pictures and movies, everything else can be re-obtained through downloading and reinstalling. Can I just save time and put it all to CD or even flash drive or is the way you suggested faster? I can't think of anything else he would have on there.
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As long as no programs need to be backed up then a flash drive is fine and the quickest way :thumbsup:

I know work sucks sometimes but it also pays for upgrades as well :)
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It sure does!

If I have any questions, I will be back, I am sure but I think you answered all of them. As for when it comes to installing/wiping the OS, I will refer back to an older thread from when I upgraded my MB on how to do it.

I will update this thread when it's all said and done the week of the 19th. I will be ordering the parts on the 16th at like 2AM which is when I get paid and they should be here on the 19th or 20th.

Edit: I might have missed it, but is there a place to buy and download Win7 OS 64bit? And can I put it on a standard DVD since they have like 4.7g? I didn't see a place on Microsoft, the only thing I could find there was for the upgrade from Vista to 7.

Edited by heartgrave, 04 August 2013 - 08:04 AM.

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Here you go http://www.w7forums....ads-t12325.html

On a side note I still havn`t had time to do my own build after having the parts for over a week :whistling:
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Here you go http://www.w7forums....ads-t12325.html

On a side note I still havn`t had time to do my own build after having the parts for over a week :whistling:


Dude, that is awesome! 30 day trial!! However, it states "These are now available for those who currently have Microsoft Windows 7 with Genuine Activation Keys." I do not have any activation keys. Then it states "Thеѕе аrе NOT illegal – Thеѕе аrе јυѕt thе download links fοr Windows 7 SP1 ISO whісh іѕ a retail wrap thаt offers a 30-day trialPosted Image period. Yου need tο activate уουr Windows afterwards wіth a genuine license activation key tο continue using іt. Downloading thеѕе files frοm Digital River іѕ absolutely legal аnԁ completely free οf charge."

Kinda confused?

Sorry, you haven't been able to do your build! You should do it as soon as you can, but a good person helps others before helping himself. Sorry if I have took a bunch of your time with this build!

Edited by heartgrave, 04 August 2013 - 08:48 AM.

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Apologies I had it in my head that the HDD was your fathers and had W7 on it :wacko:

Options;
http://getintopc.com...-32-and-64-bit/

http://www.microsoft..._usbdvd_dwnTool
http://windows.micro...pgrade#T1=tab01

I would also consider giving Windows 8 a try http://technet.micro...center/hh699156 if you don`t like it you can downgrade to W7, I have W8 on a couple of systems and once I added the start orb back to the task bar I really took to it, it is faster than W7 as well.
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It does have Win7 on it but it's OEM. I believe I can get the disk, however, I am unsure if it has the CD key on it. It might. If it has the CD key on it, all I do is let the trial expire and enter the key? With that being said, what steps would you reccommend?

I am so sorry for all the confusion I have caused!:(

Edited by heartgrave, 04 August 2013 - 10:21 AM.

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You can find the product key using SIW http://www.gtopala.com/ please keep in mind that the product key must be used with the original MB that it was paired with, personally I would try the W8 trial and see what you think, nothing ventured - nothing gained, W8 is also less expensive than W7, this I feel to encourage people to upgrade sooner.

No worries computers always have me scratching my head :headscratch:
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Alright, thank you so very very much!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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You are most welcome heartgrave :thumbsup:
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Can a Micro-ATX form factor motherboard fit in an ATX form factor case? If not, can it be rigged to fit? I will be upgrading the motherboard at a later time so rigging it temporarily, in my mind, would be OK, right?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156223 says Motherboard compatibility is ATX. Can I make a Micro-ATX fit?

Edit: Added the word motherboard in the proper places!

Edited by heartgrave, 05 August 2013 - 09:20 AM.

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You cannot use a mATX MB in a case that is intended to only accommodate an ATX sized MB, the mounting screws and I/O plate (back-plate) would not align correctly and the MB would short out.

Basically without almost rebuilding the case from scratch to accommodate a mATX sized you cannot make it work.

Two suggestions: Read the Newegg feedback tab (you will see the very poor reviews the case gets and spend an extra 20 to $30 and get a decent case that can accommodate both sized MBs and has an efficient cooling system.
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