Recently, i meet a problem, some of my hardware are old and needs upgrading, but i don't want to reinstall the system and my applications, is there any way to help me do this?
My system is windows 7.
but in my experience it doesn't go well
you to have a clean running system, you really need to do a fresh install when your changing all your hardware.
my understanding is the OS is usually tied to the motherboard to prevent people from making 1000 copies of it.
if you have an OEM version of Win7, you legally can't install it on a new mobo. You need a retail version to do that