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Windows 7: Upgrading Z68 to Z97 and debating Win7 Reinstall options...

06 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Upgrading Z68 to Z97 and debating Win7 Reinstall options...

I have an ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 with an i5-2500k.

I just got an ASRock Z97 Extreme4 with a nice new i5-4690K

Essentially the same motherboard, just a couple different features and of course a different chipset.

Is it possible to just wipe all the Z68's drivers, swap out the boards and then run a Windows Repair Install off my DVD; then install the Z97's drivers...

Or safer to just wipe it all and start over with a clean slate?

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06 Dec 2014   #2


If you're happy with the install you have you can Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD.

Otherwise these steps will assure you get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7.
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06 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

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