Blue screens when booting windows with new mobo/cpu!?

So yeah, got a p8z77-m mobo and a 3570k, when I try and boot windows it blue screens for a split moment then restarts.

I've looked around and I've heard people say I need to reinstall windows. Can I just put in a windows disc, boot from that and then click the repair button and not lose any data? Or will it format my hard drive?

Also, could I just buy a new hdd, install windows on that with the new drivers and then install my old hdd and have no issues?
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  1. Both options are OK. For the first one, setting SATA to IDE in BIOS would help (try booting from the old HDD with SATA set to IDE).
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