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Do I need to reinstall windows for new mobo install

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August 30, 2009 3:46:34 AM

the motherboard I originally got for my PC was junk and proved to be nothing but a problem from the get go.

I am replacing my galaxy 740i with an XFX 780i SLI 2.0

I have had to reinstall windows 3 times already and i am now at the point where I have all the information I need on my hard disc and I really, really don't want to have to go and reinstall everything single game and program all over again

some of the games just barely installed because the discs were so scratched.

I have read around and everyone says that I will need to format and install
but the problems surrounding this are

1- All my data that I just got on here will have to be removed and I need to spend days getting everything back on it
2- I am using the Vista CD key from an old laptop and I am worried that I won't be able to activate it again
3- I have tons of software that I bought digitally that is activated to this computer and I don't want to lose it\

is there any way to save the programs, games, and CD key so it will work fine on the new install without any hicupps?
August 30, 2009 4:03:23 AM

you can possibly uninstall the drivers and try to ghost the hard drive.
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August 30, 2009 4:22:37 AM

August 30, 2009 5:15:28 AM

is there anything I can do to save as much data as possible