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December 29, 2013 9:40:22 AM

Hi, i have ordered a new motherboard and processor to upgrade my old ones. I currently have a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P and an AMD FX 4100, these will be replaced by a Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 990X Socket and an AMD FX 8350. I do however wish to keep my old hard drive with win 7 64bit on, I have obviously done a back up but need to know if anything else needs to be done before the switch, and also what to expect on boot.

Thanks in advanced

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December 29, 2013 9:47:26 AM

Better clean out all your motherboard drivers in device manager and then install or repair the drivers for the new board. Really a full clean install of OS is recommended.
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December 29, 2013 9:51:26 AM

The switch won't work. You will have to reload windows onto a new MB.

You can sysprep the drive. I don't recommend it though. Best way to go is to save all your important data and then reload windows on your upgraded build then after all MB drivers are loaded and your system is running OK, load all your saved data. You will have to reload all the programs that you use, also.
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