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Installing fresh w7 into a new mobo with an old HDD and keep files?

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October 2, 2011 5:00:10 PM

So I jumped on the i5 deal from Microcenter forcing me to buy a motherboard to go along with it. I was wondering if I were to put this hard drive in into the new build, would it be possible to install a new copy and w7 and keep my files saved?
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October 3, 2011 3:58:34 PM

When moving to a new motherboard, it is recommended that you do a clean install of windows as the previous copy will not have the correct drivers for the new motherboard.
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April 3, 2013 3:27:35 AM

Yes, you can. Take in consideration that when installing W7, you opt not to format the disk, but replace the OS installed.
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