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Windows 7: New mobo. Fresh win7 install?

08 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
New mobo. Fresh win7 install?

Hi guys.
Just received a new mobo, and somewhere I read that you need to do a fresh win7 install when swapping.
Is this so?
Thanks for any advice you can provide,

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08 Jan 2013   #2

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You need to do a clean install,
As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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08 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Service Pack 1

Or you can just disable uEFI if you don't want it (consider your mobo manual for this, you may dont need to do anything) and follow this :

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Follow Method One (if you change hardware but keep old hard drive).
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