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Should i reinstall windows for my new motherboard?

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
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    yes, always best to do a clean install
  2. wait!...see this, its a similar thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/327230-30-never-installed-motherboard-before-help
    read through "alexoui's" posts...would help
  3. STOP GIVING BAD ADVICE

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO REBUILD THE OS WHEN YOU CHANGE A MOTHERBOARD

    Go to device manager
    Expand all tabs
    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).
  4. **The above is taken from another thread, please ignor the CAPS etc**
  5. Best answer selected by contore33.
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