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Windows 7: Installing new Mobo, do I need a new Win 7 Reinstall?


20 Jul 2011   #1

Win 7 64
 
 
Installing new Mobo, do I need a new Win 7 Reinstall?

Can I just hook up my install drive on the new mobo and it will load so I don't have to go through all the trouble of reinstalling everything? Or do I just need to run acronis and reload an Image?

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20 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Just connect your drive and you should be good to go.

You may need to update your chipset drivers, but your OS should be unaffected by the hardware change.

I don't think you'll have any activation problems either unless you were to say change your mobo, hard drive and graphics card all at the same time.
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20 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I agree with Seavixen. You should have no problem.

I recently switched from an EVGA 730i mobo to an ASUS P5Q SE Plus & all went well.
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21 Jul 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XNemesis View Post
Can I just hook up my install drive on the new mobo and it will load so I don't have to go through all the trouble of reinstalling everything? Or do I just need to run acronis and reload an Image?
Theoretically, all should go well, but....
Murphy's law is never to be ignored.

Backup any data dear to your heart. Data-wise plan for a catastrophe.

Best to be prepared.
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21 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I preffer to install windows freshly when changing things like Mobo or GPU etc.
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21 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Well, maybe not when changing anything out, I mean you can install any type of hardware (/w drivers of course) and restart (warmboot) or start (coldboot).
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