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Upgrade CPU and Video cards then install Vista or Vice Versa?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CDdude55, Jan 28, 2008.

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    Should i upgrade my CPU and video cards first then reformat my HDD and fresh install Vista or should i do it the other way around?(Reformat HDD install Vista then upgrade).
     
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    Usually you reformat your hard drive once you install your new parts.
    Otherwise, your computer might not work properly.
     
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    So install parts first then install Vista? And should i load XP first to see if the parts work?
     
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    Yes always install parts first then the OS.
    I dont know why you would install XP if you are going to use Vista.

    So do parts and then Vista.
     
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    Well i already have Windows XP. But should i boot into XP so i see if the parts are ok?. Then i can use the Vista CD and just fresh install.
     

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