I currently have a ASUS P5G41C-M LX with a C2Q 8300 in there. I recently bought an ASUS P8Z77-V PRO and an Intel i5 3570K. I want to change my old mobo and processor to the one i recently bought BUT STILL use the components i have right now, like the HDD, Graphics card, Sound card and optical drive.
What do i have to do to be able to change to my new components without problems later on. Do i have to uninstall the drivers that i installed for the old mobo? If so, where do i find them or what program can i use?
For additional information, i have a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. And i preferrably would not like to clean install a W7 on my HDD again.
Thanks in advanced
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i preferrably would not like to clean install a W7 on my HDD again.
Wouldn't we all
Unfortunately, this is probably the only option as I doubt you'll be able to boot off the old Windows installation.
Echo pdxalex, you will almost certainly need to reinstall Windows and all your programs.