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Transferring boot drive to new PC

Apr 4, 2014
182 (0.09/day)
Northampton, England
The motherboard on my socket FM1 system is failing. So far, I can't run PCI-e x16 graphics cards, and the network has failed. I am considering upgrading to gen 3 Ryzen, which I understand is due soon. I want to transfer my drives and keep all my apps. Is that possible? I know I will need to install new drivers, but will I be able to boot into Windows to do that? Will I have to get the latest Win 10 ISO file and "repair" in order to do it? Or will I have to put aside a day to reinstall everything?
Apr 30, 2011
1,358 (0.45/day)
Processor AMD FX-8350 4GHz@1.3V
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A UD3 Rev3.0
Cooling Zalman CNPS5X Performa
Memory 2*4GB Patriot Venom RED DDR3 1600MHz CL9
Video Card(s) XFX RX580 GTS 4GB
Storage Sandisk SSD 120GB, 2 Samsung F1 & F3 (1TB)
Display(s) LG IPS235
Case Zalman Neo Z9 Black
Audio Device(s) Via 7.1 onboard
Power Supply OCZ Z550
Mouse Zalman ZM-M401R
Keyboard Trust GXT280
Software Win 7 sp1 64bit
Benchmark Scores CB R15 64bit: single core 99p, multicore 647p WPrime 1.55 (8 cores): 9.0 secs
If you have Windows 10 in your PC, just put the drive in the new PC. Whatever driver is missing it will download and install. Just uninstall any chipset driver you have in it atm. If your OS is Windows 7 you need some tricks. Here is a good article for different cases: How To Get Ryzen Working on Windows 7 x64
Apr 4, 2014
182 (0.09/day)
Northampton, England

My working OS is Windows 10. I will also use a second SSD to run Win 7 for benchmarking, but that is not such a bind to install from scratch as a lot less apps :)
Oct 18, 2013
1,301 (0.61/day)
Depends.... on where YOU are
System Name The Big Black Smoked One
Processor i7-9700k, oc'd to 4.9 ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix-E Gaming
Cooling CoolerMaster AIO 360mm push/pull Rad + 8x Corsiar140mm ML RGB Fans
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengence RBG pro DDR4-3200 (4x 8GB) in XMP 2x
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 2080Ti w/15% o/c
Storage 2x WD Black SN750 1TB nvme + 2x 2TB Crucial SSD
Display(s) 2x Samsung 43" LCD's @1920x1280 60hz
Case Thermaltake Level 20 XT
Audio Device(s) Built-in
Power Supply EVGA G2 SuperNova 850W Modular
Mouse Logitech MX5500 combo
Keyboard see above
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shiite turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores Quicker & Faster than flies on a dung pile
Just do it, you know you wanna....

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