Hello guys, I have been looking online but I can't find a clear answer on how to go about my upgrade.
I currently have a P5N-E Asus Mobo/QX6700 Core 2 Duo machine and I want to upgrade to a Sandy Bridge machine. I plan on buying the motherboard, CPU and RAM but I want to keep my PSU, Graphics Card and HDD's.
Can I build my new machine and not have to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium?
It would probably be better to do a fresh install but I only have an upgrade DVD for Win 7. (I upgraded from Vista on my current machine)
Has anyone upgraded to a Sandy Bridge machine and kept the same OS install?
Yes, that should be fine, though you'll probably have to uninstall the old mobo drivers and install new ones. AFAIK, you'll only run into problems if your copy of Windows 7 is the OEM version, not the Retail one.