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Windows 7: questions about replacing motherboard....

13 Mar 2015   #1
msongs

 
 
questions about replacing motherboard....

current board is 6 yrs old (gigabyte ex58). Since the OS and programs are on the HD after I replace the board will there problems booting up to windows? My windows 7 is a full retail purchase version, not an upgrade from a previous windows so will there be any probs reactivating using the key? How can I tell if a new board model will fit my case? I have an intel i7 processor so that will have to be compatible with the new board so how can I tell this? I am not planning to upgrade any cards like video etc, just swap everything onto the new board. I installed the current board so am somewhat familiar with how to do that. Just had the questions. thanks!


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13 Mar 2015   #2
whs
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The problems will be the drivers and the Windows activation if the OS is an OEM version.
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