Hello, so my Asrock H77 Pro-4 M motherboard ($95) died on me. According to a friend of mine, I should save money and get the Asrock H77M ($70) since it's almost $20 bucks cheaper and I don't need to Crossfire/SLI features of the H77.
If I switch boards could I connect my HD and keep my data? Or should I stick to purchasing the H77 Pro-4 M? I was running Windows 7, Have a number of programs and information I can't lose and need to know my best choice.
backup your data before, erase disk then re-install windows and restore backup after completion. The best and safest way to go about the upgrade, as swapping out the motherboard in which the OS was installed and changing in a completely different one and hoping it to boot doesn't always work that way.