Question Upgrade motherboard asrock a320m-hdv

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Hello,

First excuse me to explain, for a long time i was using pc with windows 7 on gigabyte motherboard & amd athlon ii cpu. Now i want to upgrade it so much, i end up buying athlon 200ge with asrock a320m-hdv motherboard.
However, since I'm basically blind with pc tech i tried to just plug and play everything which crash everything around. My old harddisk is not accessible and when i revert back my motherboard it didn't load at first leaves me frustrated for about a month and taking my pc back and forth to pc service shop.
As for now, by sheer luck my old motherboard is running and fortunately my harddisk is intact with all it's data, which means I'm back to square one.
So to avoid any foolishness of mine, i want to ask if anyone know how, or what should i do to upgrade my pc without harming my data on my old harddisk? Btw i have a new harddisk, but still i want to be able to use all my old data, like maybe clone my harddisk? I'm really dumb so...i hope anyone can help..sorry for the inconvenience..
 

NightHawkRMX

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The a320 board and Athlon 200ge do not support Windows 7. Also, you need a fresh Windows install when switching motherboards.

Put the new HDD in the new system and install Windows 10.

Now install the old HDD inside the new system alongside the new HDD. Copy files you need off.
 
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Well, i searched for it before and i see posts here and there claiming that asrock a320m-hdv can install windows7.
However, wether it can or not, if i install a new windows, can i migrate all my data from the old one? Reinstall everything is a mess for me, i don't even remember correctly what i installed before, not to mention data from games that might took an eternity for me to replay everything..
 

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I wonder, maybe windows 8 is better? I'm not updated with these things but my sister use windows 10 and i see many bugs and force update here and there which are annoying to see
 
I wonder, maybe windows 8 is better? I'm not updated with these things but my sister use windows 10 and i see many bugs and force update here and there which are annoying to see
You see a lot of chatter about Windows 10 problems because there's so many people installed on it and using it. What you don't hear from are the vastly greater number who're contentedly going about their daily computing lives with it.

You'll confront the same problems installing Windows 8 on a modern system as you will Windows 7: neither are supported leaving you to resort to any of a number of hacks to get it installed. And once you manage to get it installed you're left entirely on your own dealing with issues which can get complicated as it's basically a hack. At least with Windows 10 you're in the main stream so any problems you might experience are being worked by Microsoft.
 
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You see a lot of chatter about Windows 10 problems because there's so many people installed on it and using it. What you don't hear from are the vastly greater number who're contentedly going about their daily computing lives with it.

You'll confront the same problems installing Windows 8 on a modern system as you will Windows 7: neither are supported leaving you to resort to any of a number of hacks to get it installed. And once you manage to get it installed you're left entirely on your own dealing with issues which can get complicated as it's basically a hack. At least with Windows 10 you're in the main stream so any problems you might experience are being worked by Microsoft.
Well i dunno, it seems from all your replies u are very win10. I honestly don't really like the idea of jumping in into a bug windows updating here and there, even on my old win7 i didn't update, i need windows to do what it do being a operation system, security? I left it to antiviruses which is a lot out there that outperforms windows security, and not to mention this makes my post only has one answer from you, win10, win10, and win10.
I really appreciate your answers, but seeing answers like this somehow makes me feels awful and has no option at all, is this really computing really is...
Oh well, seems no other people replies too, maybe I'll close this post soon.
 
Well i dunno, it seems from all your replies u are very win10. I honestly don't really like the idea of jumping in into a bug windows updating here and there, even on my old win7 i didn't update, i need windows to do what it do being a operation system, security? I left it to antiviruses which is a lot out there that outperforms windows security, and not to mention this makes my post only has one answer from you, win10, win10, and win10.
I really appreciate your answers, but seeing answers like this somehow makes me feels awful and has no option at all, is this really computing really is...
Oh well, seems no other people replies too, maybe I'll close this post soon.
To be sure operating in isolation (off the internet) you'd stay very safe. But if you're on the internet I'm not sure you can rely on third party security to catch all exploits, especially first-day exploits. It's usually better to have the OS fixed to no longer be vulnerable to them, but if you're comfortable with it that's fine.

But an unsupported OS means you don't get device drivers updated. You can often limp along with compatibility mode drivers or even older drivers on some things, but if you want to run newer hardware (especially things like NVME drives and GPU's) you'll eventually run into something you just cant work around. That means coding a device driver on your own, or go looking in used parts bins for something that still works.

Whether all that's better than putting up with the occasional bugged update is up to you. But I'd have to think looking at a Linux distro would be far preferable since you'll now be hanging with like-minded people who have all the same concerns, and as well all the answers.
 

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To be sure operating in isolation (off the internet) you'd stay very safe. But if you're on the internet I'm not sure you can rely on third party security to catch all exploits, especially first-day exploits. It's usually better to have the OS fixed to no longer be vulnerable to them, but if you're comfortable with it that's fine.

But an unsupported OS means you don't get device drivers updated. You can often limp along with compatibility mode drivers or even older drivers on some things, but if you want to run newer hardware (especially things like NVME drives and GPU's) you'll eventually run into something you just cant work around. That means coding a device driver on your own, or go looking in used parts bins for something that still works.

Whether all that's better than putting up with the occasional bugged update is up to you. But I'd have to think looking at a Linux distro would be far preferable since you'll now be hanging with like-minded people who have all the same concerns, and as well all the answers.
Talks about concerns, i believe i only have one "money".
I read lots and lots about windows 10, I can't keep argue and says it's bad while as you said before it is fact that windows 10 is latest form of windows, while i still hate windows update, and i do find people get their way to permanently disabling it.
Still even my old win7 is kind of a cracked one, no I can't afford an originals, i even checked it on windows site, it costs more than 2 million in local currency, how can i dream 2 million while having few thousands on my hand is already hard..anyway story of my life i believe, sorry about my personal life rant.

I do hear windows 10 has various ways to be obtained free, but I'm a dunce, i need to learn, again..
 
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I do hear windows 10 has various ways to be obtained free, but I'm a dunce, i need to learn, again..
Just download it. Microsoft makes it easy:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Then create the installation media and install it. It will complain endlessly about not being validated (you need to buy a key in order to validate it) but as far as I know it doesn't stop working.

But Linux might be very interesting to you and there are several distro's that are free:
https://www.techradar.com/best/best-linux-distros

As I said, you'll get in with a group of people who share your concerns and it will be genuinely free.
 
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Just download it. Microsoft makes it easy:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Then create the installation media and install it. It will complain endlessly about not being validated (you need to buy a key in order to validate it) but as far as I know it doesn't stop working.

But Linux might be very interesting to you and there are several distro's that are free:
https://www.techradar.com/best/best-linux-distros

As I said, you'll get in with a group of people who share your concerns and it will be genuinely free.
If just there's a free way to validate it, the key is freakin expensive LoL
 

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Free keys are illegal (piracy) and talking about those is a nono here.

Legit Windows keys are pretty expensive. Cheaper keys, in general, are hit or miss. They sometimes are bulk keys, but sometimes they are obtained illegally or in other ways. Sometimes MS realizes this and makes the keys void, which can make your PC randomly go unactivated.

I bought a $14 W10 PRO key from SCD keys in early 2018. Worked perfectly and is still activated 2 years later.

eBay can work, but it's risky aswell.
However, I bought a $4 Win 10 pro key on eBay the other day. It didn't work. I asked for a replacement and the seller ended up giving me another faulty key. I contacted them again and eventually, they sent me a working key. 2 days later that EBAY listing is gone.
 
Free keys are illegal (piracy) and talking about those is a nono here.
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That seems a bit hypocritical since Tom's even wrote an entire article on the subject.

Did you check the link? here it is again. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

Please note, they include a FREE key idea in there...as well as Kinguin.net. There are ways to get free keys that are far from piracy... I got a free key from my work for instance. I can imagine a company handing out free keys in some sort of promotion or as a contest prize.
 
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That seems a bit hypocritical since Tom's even wrote an entire article on the subject.

Did you check the link? here it is again. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

Please note, they include a FREE key idea in there...as well as Kinguin.net. I'g go along with something like 'Free keys WHICH are piracy.....' should be a no-no.
That is not a free key.

The way Toms suggests to use windows 10 for free is using Windows unactivated without imputing any key. Microsoft allows this, it just has some drawbacks running Windows unactivated.

Cracked w10 copies and keygens ARE PIRACY.

In short, If you activated windows 10 and didn't pay for it, it's probably piracy,

@USAFRet Correct me if I'm wrong here.
 
That is not a free key.
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Go read the article. Seriously. I'm not saying just anybody can qualify for it, but there may be quite a few people who don't realize they do.

I'm speaking specifically of the Microsoft Student Discount. There are lots of adults taking Community College or Continueing Education classes who should check with their schools. They may find they qualify.
 
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He is swapping motherboards ....
I am only reacting to your assertion and that free keys are piracy and illegal, as though merely being free to the end user is the sole criteria. There are many ways to obtain a key free of charge that are perfectly legal. I feel people should be made aware of the legal ways to get a free key if they can qualify, much as Tom's did in the article. Let's not make them feel like a thief and a pirate here for pursuing it.
 

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