Replacing Motherboard and CPU Tags: Motherboards CPUs Last response: December 28, 2012 4:29 PM in Motherboards Share ProudTexan95 December 28, 2012 12:08:14 AM Hello, I am new here so I hope that I am posting this in the right category. I'm replacing my motherboard which is a msi H55m-E33 and CPU Intel i3 530, and going to a msi z77A-GD55 and i5 3570k. Do I have to re install windows 7 or will it just boot up normally? I also have a ssd which i would like to make the boot drive and get a 1tb for storage. How would I go by doing this, I'm not very good with software, sorry if this easy and I'm overlooking this. Thanks More about : replacing motherboard cpu rolli59 a c 1024 V Motherboard a c 788 à CPUs December 28, 2012 12:19:56 AM Since you are adding the SSD do a clean install on it without any other drive connected. If you were not you would get away with windows repair on first boot up. ProudTexan95 December 28, 2012 12:26:41 AM So you are saying that if i wanted the ssd as the boot drive. That I should do a clean install as its self. I have both drives backed up, could i just plug it in and put all the files on the 1tb? Related resources Replacing Motherboard and CPU glue - Forum Do I need to reinstall Win 7 after replacing motherboard and cpu ? - Forum Replacing Motherboard && CPU - Forum Replacing motherboard - attempt boot off original HDD? Upgrade CPU ? - Forum Replacing cpu/motherboard /ram/case/PSU. Any advice? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 1024 V Motherboard a c 788 à CPUs December 28, 2012 1:02:46 AM All user files (documents and such) programs would need reinstall. ProudTexan95 December 28, 2012 1:05:03 AM ok could i do a repair on the original drive and then move windows 7 over to the ssd? rolli59 a c 1024 V Motherboard a c 788 à CPUs December 28, 2012 2:23:13 AM Yes but how are you going to move it? Copy paste does not work with programs. ProudTexan95 December 28, 2012 2:41:30 AM I think I have found my answer searching the forums http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/42690-63-reinstall-wi... But thank you rolli59 for your help rolli59 a c 1024 V Motherboard a c 788 à CPUs December 28, 2012 2:45:42 AM Cloning is possible but a new install is recommended. DarkSable a b V Motherboard a c 86 à CPUs December 28, 2012 3:08:07 AM Cloning causes WAY more problems than it's worth. Just copy over what you need. ProudTexan95 December 28, 2012 4:29:22 PM That's what I'm going to do. A new install on the ssd and just move the programs over Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] otherboard ForumAdvice needed in replacing motherboard ForumNovice replacing motherboard ForumReplacing CPU & motherboard ForumComputer will not start after replacing CPU Cooler ForumYou have to remove the entire motherboard when replacing CPU right ?? ForumReplacing Motherboard should i change the cpu ForumReplacing a motherboard and keeping the CPU ForumReplaced Motherboard ,Now i get An Error cpu fan not working But it is ForumReplacing gateway dx4320 motherboard ForumMonitor shutting off randomly after replacing motherboard ForumDo i need to reset everything if im replacing my motherboard ? ForumLow - Mid Range Motherboard and CPU replacement ForumDo i need to reinstall my OS after replacing the CPU ForumP7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !