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Re: Barebones vs. Scratch?

Postby Talaii » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:04 pm

Shyrtandros wrote:Success!

BOOOM - everything lit up and kicked up just fine without a single problem. All fans, LED lights ect ect.

Now I must get down to the part I actually need some guidence with.

Software.. It booted up, I get to Bios without a problem - confirm that all components are up and running. I can boot up my Win 7 CD if wanted..

My question is if both of my drives already have win 7 installed on them do I actually need to reinstall the OS? I've heard mixed answers on this one from friends but I trust y'all a bit more.. I would expect all I need to do is get all the new drivers in place..


Congratulations!

You don't NEED to reinstall, but it's better to. It's not ideal to have two sets of different drivers installed. In theory it should work fine, but in practice it's not always the case.
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Re: Barebones vs. Scratch?

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:46 am

Shyrtandros wrote:I'm sure everyone know the moment of truth and ultimate fear which was plugging it in and pressing that power button this moment felt like it froze in time the moment I hit the button.

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Re: Barebones vs. Scratch?

Postby Shyrtandros » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:31 am

I ended up reinstalling my Win 7 and just did the custom so all of my old stuff was dropped into oldwindows file.. now I've got 2 drives each with a old windows.. FML when I have to search 4 places for something I've forgotten the location of.. lol
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