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Installing new windows OEM, new mobo, old HDD boot drive

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I am upgrading to a new mobo, so I cnt use my old OEM windows 7 so the question is....

If I plan to install a new windows 7 (replace old HP with new HP), do I need to format the HDD, or do I need to get a new HDD for a boot drive with the old HDD as an external disc?
    
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You just need to format your existing HDD during the windows 7 install process.
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cam I run the old boot drive as an extension to keep all the data without removing the boot data, and use a new hdd as the new boot drive, but just boot from it. Will it cause any problems???
    
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