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Mobo/CPU upgrade.

Off these Christmas sells I got myself a new Mobo and CPU, I'm using AMD atm and upgraded to Intel 4790k. I'm keeping my HDD (even tho I got a new SSD too for Windows and stuff) I'm just new to upgrades. I'm not sure if I need to do anything to my current HDD so it don't screw with the upgrade.

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You'll need to do a fresh install of Windows. You may have to do some extra steps to get the Windows license to activate, kinda situational. Backup all you data to another drive, just in case.

CPU: Core i7 4970K | MOBO: Asus Z87 Pro | RAM: 32GBs of G.Skill Ares 1866 | GPU: MSI GAMING X GTX 1070 | STOR: 2 X Crucial BX100 250GB, 2 x WD Blk 1TB (mirror),WD Blk 500GB | CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced | PSU: EVGA SUPERNOVA G2 750W | COOL: Cooler Master Hyper T4 | DISP: 21" 1080P POS | KB: MS Keyboard | MAU5: Redragon NEMEANLION | MIC: Snowball Blue | OS: Win 8.1 Pro x64, (Working on Arch for dual boot) |

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You'll need to do a fresh install of Windows. You may have to do some extra steps to get the Windows license to activate, kinda situational. Backup all you data to another drive, just in case.

Yeah I was going to install Windows on my New SSD and just use my HDD for other stuff like pics and a few games since the SSD is only 250gb and the HDD is 1TB. Do I need to Format the HDD or will it work without doing that?

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Yeah I was going to install Windows on my New SSD and just use my HDD for other stuff like pics and a few games since the SSD is only 250gb and the HDD is 1TB. Do I need to Format the HDD or will it work without doing that?

You don't have to format, but it would be a good idea to format. Old install of Windows will be sitting there on the drive, taking up space.

CPU: Core i7 4970K | MOBO: Asus Z87 Pro | RAM: 32GBs of G.Skill Ares 1866 | GPU: MSI GAMING X GTX 1070 | STOR: 2 X Crucial BX100 250GB, 2 x WD Blk 1TB (mirror),WD Blk 500GB | CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced | PSU: EVGA SUPERNOVA G2 750W | COOL: Cooler Master Hyper T4 | DISP: 21" 1080P POS | KB: MS Keyboard | MAU5: Redragon NEMEANLION | MIC: Snowball Blue | OS: Win 8.1 Pro x64, (Working on Arch for dual boot) |

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