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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
Microsoft MVP


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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