Re: Configuring Settings After Building
Bumping this up for the time being:
My new components should be coming in today, and I just want to make sure I have an OK plan.
Im using all new parts, aside from my current HD (with windows vista, drivers, and all other data already on it), which i plan to use in my new build. Hef suggested that I use the Sysprep tool on windows vista, and I just wanted to MAKE SURE that this will work, and is the best option - I have been doing some research online, and some people are saying that using an old HD with a new rig is possible, whereas some are saying its NOT possible.
So.. i just want to make sure this will work so i don't screw anything up.
The idea is that this Sysprep tool, when set to "shutdown mode," will clear all my current hardware drivers off of my hardrive, and shutdown my computer, leaving my harddrive clear of anything that will conflict with my NEW hardware build.
So my steps are: receive my new parts in the mail (woohoo!) > hop on my current computer > run Sysprep > let sysprep shutdown my current comp > take out the HD > build the new rig > slip in the "sysprepped" HD > boot up the new rig > presto? (then install new drivers, of course)
Is it that easy? And also, anything extra I need to knwo about running the sysprep tool? or will there just be onscreen instructions that will guide me through everything?
Thanks for your help guys.