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Replacing Motherboard and CPU
Dec 28, 2012, 12:08 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.
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 28, 2012, 12:19 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.
Dec 28, 2012, 12:26 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?
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Dec 28, 2012, 1:02 AM
All user files (documents and such) programs would need reinstall.
Dec 28, 2012, 1:05 AM
ok could i do a repair on the original drive and then move windows 7 over to the ssd?
Dec 28, 2012, 2:23 AM
Yes but how are you going to move it? Copy paste does not work with programs.
Dec 28, 2012, 2:41 AM
I think I have found my answer searching the forums
But thank you rolli59 for your help
Dec 28, 2012, 2:45 AM
Cloning is possible but a new install is recommended.
Dec 28, 2012, 3:08 AM
Cloning causes WAY more problems than it's worth. Just copy over what you need.
Dec 28, 2012, 4:29 PM
That's what I'm going to do. A new install on the ssd and just move the programs over
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