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So first off I have a lot of important files, programs, and orginizational structure on my Hard Drive. So a 'clean' setup is not an option on this drive, and I can't really back it up or get the 3TB 7200 6GB/s drive I really want either :/.

So yesterday I sold my AMD Phenom II X6 and moved my Hard Drive to my new i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 setup inside a NZXT Phantom . My question is whats the best approach for getting Windows 7 to be friendly with my CPU and Mobo? Should I repair the startup with a Windows Disk? Delete some files? Do a Windows upgrade?

I'm just trying to find a way that would be easiest, but at the same time works the best. In fact, whatever works best is what I want most...

So ya any advice would be great

PS: I used an ASUS AMD M4A87TD/USB3 mobo before the ASUS Intel P8P67 mobo I'm switching it to. Just stating that in case theres an advantage to having the same brand as before
    
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Next time, back up the files first before doing something like this. Use the start up repair disc and hope it's bootable. Ususally it's not and you do have to use a clean format.
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You can't avoid a full format and reinstall after switching motherboard and CPU when I switched from a Intel mobo/cpu over to a AMD mobo/cpu my system started having weird errors and quickly corrupted it's self clean format and reinstall solved this problem you are going to have to backup and reinstall if you want the hardware change
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