Hello, I've been using this website a lot and I have a question about what I need to do as far as Windows 7 goes when I get my new Mobo and CPU. I couldn't find a specific answer on this so I figured I'd sign up and ask here. I'm thinking what I will do is just save my most important stuff to a flash drive and completely wipe my hard drive clean, and then install Windows 7 again when I boot the computer with the new hardware. Is this the best way to go about it? Do I even need to re-install Windows at all? I'm just confused about what needs to be done here as I've never re-installed or uninstalled an OS before.
Just in case it's important this is what I'm upgrading from..
Yup it will start up as long as you plugged everything in just like you had it on the old motherboard. Windows will then recognize your new hardware and install default drivers. You may want to download the latest drivers from the company website and install them just to make sure you are up to date. Once windows boots up get the latest BIOS for your new board.
Nice board I have a z68 extreme 3 gen 3 and I like their features. It lets your usb ports have power even when pc is off.