At this stage of the Vista game I would not take anything for granted.With
XP doing what you want (just moving the HD to new machine)would require a
"repair" install to correct driver issues.With Vista that also should be
possible...providing your new MOBO has Vista drivers (?)
As for the 64 bit Vista...well that requires a NEW Installation....and
different drivers again....does your Hardware have 64bit Vista drivers
available??? Does your Software work on 64 bit...or are there 64bit versions
of your software available..mainly Anti Virus...Most other programs will
Personally I would stick with 32bit Vista...more drivers more software
compatibility.I would also save my work on that SATA drive.(backup to a
CD/DVD)..find my program CD's and start from scratch...that is a new fresh
install with a format....then install the MOBO Vista drivers...Then the
Video Card Vista drivers....etc etc.When all the hardware works and I have
it setup the way I want...then its time to install the software/programs
Good Luck ...whichever way you decide to go..!!
"Michael Gorton" <Michael Gorton@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in message
> I am running Windows Vista Ultimate. After a long review I have found out
> that I have a motherboard and processor problem. I want to build another
> computer and take my current SATA drive with Vista on it and plug it into
> new computer. I want to make sure that that will be possible.
> Also, since my new will be a dual core 64 bit, can I then upgrade to the
> version instead of the current 32?
> Please advise me on what is best to do in both situations.
> Thanks !