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Upgrading MOBO + Adding SSD to build. Reinstalling OS question.

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November 30, 2013 3:00:31 AM

My current build:
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3
AMD FX-8320 @4.4GHz
760 GTX 2GB
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB RAM
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Silverstone 600W
500GB HDD


I am looking to upgrade to a 990FXA MOBO and add an SSD to my build.
My current build was built by me and the OS was installed by a retail Windows 7 Home OEM disc I also purchased.

I want to install my OS to my SSD. Is it possible to use the same disc/product key on my current HDD and put it on the SSD? My plan is to save my wanted files(media, etc.) to a USB and format my HDD then install the OS on the SSD and move my wanted files back onto the freshly formatted HDD. After of course my OS and drivers are installed on the SSD.
November 30, 2013 3:09:09 AM

The Windows 7 OEM is tied to the first motherboard. Unfortunately, you're going to have to purchase another OS.
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