Installing fresh w7 into a new mobo with an old HDD and keep files? Tags: Hard Drives Motherboards Intel i5 Storage Last response: April 3, 2013 3:27 AM in Storage Share xxgamxx 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? More about : installing fresh mobo hdd files Hawkeye22 a b V Motherboard a c 383 G Storage 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. m 0 l godnodog 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedInstalling new CPU and Motherboard with new SSD but wanting to keep old HDD files Forum SolvedUsing Programs from old HDD to new fresh install SSD Forum SolvedWill fresh install of os to a new ssd with old file drives work in replacement of old ssd to be wiped? Forum This should be an easy one for you guys - New SSD, fresh install of Win 7, now I can't format the old HDD Forum can i use my old hdd in a new pc, and keep my files? Forum SolvedDo I have to install my new HDD into my case if all I'm doing is copying files from old ones and removing it? Forum New MoBo and CPU, Keep old files? Forum SolvedHow do I get a fresh windows on a new SSD, and delete everything on my old HDD Forum installing old hdd on new pc to transfer important files? Forum SolvedFresh os install on ssd but maintain access to games installed on old hdd - possible? Forum Installing Fresh W7 with new SSD drive and need some help Forum SolvedHow to transfer windows 7 from and old hdd to and ssd with a fresh install? Forum SolvedReplacing old windows 7 workstation with brand new workstation with fresh windows 7 install Forum SolvedMigrating to a new hard drive, but keep programs on the old HDD? Forum SolvedFresh Windows 8 Installed on SSD, 'Windows was unable to complete the format' on old HDD with Windows 8 installation. Forum Windows.old file on C drive after fresh install on new SSD Forum repost Files gone on old hdd after instaling win 7 on new ssd Forum SolvedFresh OS install on SSD but move old HDD programs on it. Forum Installing W7 using an old HDD on an old machine to install W7 on a ne Forum SolvedInstalling Windows 7 on new SSD, what happens to old HDD that had Windows 7 first? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !