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Building a new rig, can I use my current hard drive with windows 7 on my new build to avoid having to buy another OS/harddrive

Building a new rig, can I use my current hard drive with windows 7 on my new build to avoid having to buy another OS/hard drive?

Getting the MSI z87 gaming motherboard currently have a 750gb hard drive with windows 7 installed
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  1. Simply put yes. You would need to do a clean install of windows on it though then install all of your drivers
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    Yes you can, but you'll most likely have to reinstall windows due to the chipset/CPU change. This will require you to call microsoft (it's automated - no annoying ppl to talk to) and enter a lengthy code generated by your computer. You'll then be told a 2nd code to enter and this will activate Windows on the build. When the computer voice asks you how many computers your copy of Windows is installed on, do *not* give any answer other than "one", even if in reality it's 50 :p
  3. JohnPMyers said:
    Yes you can, but you'll most likely have to reinstall windows due to the chipset/CPU change. This will require you to call microsoft (it's automated - no annoying ppl to talk to) and enter a lengthy code generated by your computer. You'll then be told a 2nd code to enter and this will activate Windows on the build. When the computer voice asks you how many computers your copy of Windows is installed on, do *not* give any answer other than "one", even if in reality it's 50 :p


    Appreciate it John, just saved me a lot of money :)
  4. Where can I find this phone number?
  5. Sorry for the delay, but the phone number will appear on your screen when you go to do the activation. Can't miss it :)
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