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Windows 7: SSD transfer to new desktop

31 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
SSD transfer to new desktop

I ordered and 15 4670k and a new mobo to replace an old phenom II x4 965 BE processor. I'm wondering if I'll have to reinstall windows when I move my drives to the new mobo/cpu. I have to on the main drive right? Though I probably don't have to just for data drives? Thanks in advance.

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31 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Kadrek, welcome to the windows 7 forum.
Yes, you should re-install windows on your new Mobo as it will come with drivers for the peripherals and such. Your data drives should be fine and once you have re-installed windows, it will gather the new drivers for your MB and such.

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31 Dec 2013   #3

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Take a look at this tutorial:
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
Run Paragon Adaptive Restore CD on the new PC, before starting up for the first time,
be sure to have the Sata Controller drivers at hand, as you may need to add the drivers to your old Windows installation.
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31 Dec 2013   #4

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

This is what you need (after swapping the drives): Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap
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31 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks guys :)
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31 Dec 2013   #6
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I assume you have a Windows retail license because with an OEM license you will have activation problems after a mobo change.
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