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New MB&CPU can you use the same HDD without clean install

I am thinking of upgrading to a new MB and CPU. Can I transfer my HDD to the new MB and CPU without a clean install. Present MB is made by ASUS and I am using a AMD CPU. Also the new MB has more SATA 6.0GB slots then SATA 3.0. Are the SATA 6.0 slots backward compatable with the SATA 3.0gb HDD's?
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    There is some evidence that you might be able to do a "repair install", But I would not be hopeful...A clean install would be, well, cleaner..Also the SATA ports are backwardly compatible.
  2. Thanks for your help. I didn't think using the HDD without a clean install was possible, and now I know.....
  3. Best answer selected by putts832.
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