Hey i just bought a ASUS P8Z77-V pro and a Intel i5 3570k to upgrade from my old ASUS F1A75-m le and shitty amd cpu and i was just wondering that once i get everything in the case if i should just boot from my windows 7 disc and reinstall windows
P.S i dont have anything imporntant on my pc but games so i dont really think i would have to back my hardrive up
YOU DO NOT NEED TO REBUILD THE OS WHEN YOU CHANGE A MOTHERBOARD
Go to device manager
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UPDATE NOT REMOVE, all drivers that are for HDD Controllers, ATA Controllers, RAID Controllers, USB Devices, Northbridge, Southbridge. BASICALLY Anything that is not standard. Update all these drivers to a generic driver.
Take HDD out, slap in new PC,
Install drivers from m/b CD (you will need this as you wont have the NIC driver installed).