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New mb old hdd

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December 17, 2012 7:15:00 AM

Hello, My old mb died and I'm waiting for a replacement. My question is if I get the same brand and model mb, can I somehow load the computer back to its previous state using the ssd with everything loaded on it or will I have to reformat and start all over again.


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December 17, 2012 8:02:52 AM

That way it should work with the old ssd. You may have to reactivate windows. Only changing to a totally different chipset that requires different drivers causes real problems.
December 17, 2012 9:18:08 AM

ok, so when i put it together will it just start as normal, or will it need to load some things first? will i get a choice to keep my original files or will it just do what it wants and i should just go with the flow? I didnt have much stuff on the ssd as it was mainly for the os and battlefield 3 and antivirus and a cpl of others that dont mean much. in saying that i dont really care if i do reformat or not, is it safer to reformat or will it be fine trying to keep my original stuff?
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December 17, 2012 10:15:14 AM

you can try it, but most likely you will have to reinstall windows
December 17, 2012 11:20:37 AM

fair enough, id rather a fresh system anyway, thanks for the replies