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    Lightbulb Maximus V Formula: Installing Windows 10

    Hello Guys,

    I currently have my Maximus V Formula overclocked to 4.3 on Windows 7 Ultimate. But now i'm going to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Before i do a clean install of Windows 10 what are some necessary steps to take to avoid problems or for optimal installation?


    For example:
    1. Do I or should I unclock the system for the installation of windows?
    2. I think my BIOS is about 2 years old, BIOS 1604, should I install the latest BIOS just because I'm installing new OS?
    3. I only saw like two Beta Drivers under chipset, one for the Intel Management Engine Interface and the other for Intel Chipset (also for audio and video), would it be a good decision to install the "Beta Drivers" of the chipset?

    Any other suggestions before doing the clean install of Windows 10 pro?

    All help very much appreciated!
    System specifications:
    Motherboard: Maximus X Hero
    BIOS Version
    : 1401
    OS: WIN 10 64 Bit
    CPU: i7-8700K @3.7GHz
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Water Cooler
    Memory:
    G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080TI
    SSD: Samsung 970 PRO M.2 (2280) 512GB &
    Intel 335 Series 240GB (secondary drive)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Hard Drives: WD 700GB & WD 300GB SATA
    Optical Drives: 1 Asus Blu-Ray Drive & 1 DVD/RW Drive


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    Save your overclock settings to a profile and export it to an USB pendrive. Clear your CMOS and proceed with the Windows installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    Save your overclock settings to a profile and export it to an USB pendrive. Clear your CMOS and proceed with the Windows installation.
    Hi Chino,

    You're saying I should no load defaults but rather clear the CMOS instead?

    Also, what do you recommend, should I update the BIOS since mine is 2 years old, but mainly since im installing this new version of Windows 10?

    Thanks
    System specifications:
    Motherboard: Maximus X Hero
    BIOS Version
    : 1401
    OS: WIN 10 64 Bit
    CPU: i7-8700K @3.7GHz
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Water Cooler
    Memory:
    G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080TI
    SSD: Samsung 970 PRO M.2 (2280) 512GB &
    Intel 335 Series 240GB (secondary drive)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Hard Drives: WD 700GB & WD 300GB SATA
    Optical Drives: 1 Asus Blu-Ray Drive & 1 DVD/RW Drive


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    Whichever you want. Personally I clear the CMOS. As for the BIOS, stick with your current version since your system is stable with it.

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