Apologies if this is a naive question or in the wrong section but but I'm only a fairly competant user and have very limited technical knowledge, and although I've searched carefully I can't find an answer to this question anywhere.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my C drive with most of my program files. I also have a second drive (H drive) with all my data files. As the motherboard and video card are starting to fail, I'm having a new computer built with a new motherboard, memory, fan, graphics card and DVD drive. I'll be putting the current C Drive and the second (H) drive, along with the audio card, from the current computer into the new computer .
I've been told that even though I'll be installing the two drives, with everything (operating system, program files, data files) on them as it is now, I'll have to reinstall Windows 7 and all the programs onto them from scratch as the changes are so great I cannot simply reauthorise the computer. I installed from the full disk (i.e. not an OEM copy) version of Windows 7.
This seems a bit excessive as it means having only recently done this when I upgraded from XP to 7 I'm going to have to do the whole thing again. Is this the case or have I been misinformed please? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.