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Just backup all files on another hard drive, reinstall windows and you should be good to go.
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Windows will not work if you swap the motherboard, Microsoft considers that a whole new computer.

Just re-install windows 7 (do not format the drive, just re-install), Windows 7 will put all the files from your old install in a "Windows Old" file on the hard drive. Once your new install of Win 7 is installed you can copy whatever files you need from your old windows 7 install to your new one, then delete "Windows Old" with the disk cleanup application.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by james_ant View Post

Windows will not work if you swap the motherboard, Microsoft considers that a whole new computer.

Just re-install windows 7 (do not format the drive, just re-install), Windows 7 will put all the files from your old install in a "Windows Old" file on the hard drive. Once your new install of Win 7 is installed you can copy whatever files you need from your old windows 7 install to your new one, then delete "Windows Old" with the disk cleanup application.

Only if he has OEM Windows 7
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post #14 of 15
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Thanks for the help everyone. Very thankful to gain access to all my files. I was able to go out and buy an external HD to save all my important data and will do a clean install of Windows.
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yea, from what ive read, windows 7 doesnt mind newer chipsets on mommyboards so much as it minds a midlife change from nvidia to ati as far as graphics drivers or vice versa so if youve got win 7 and a stable board and you want to change from nvidia to ati or from ati to nvidia prepare to download driversweeper and run it several times to make sure and clear all old graphics drivers out or be prepared for a massive headache trying to get video. that all being said, if your changing motherboards and graphics cards id still recommend a clean format anyway. external hard drives arent too terribly expensive and there is this nice handy disc called ultimate boot cd for windows which includes alot of handy utilities for free and will allow you to access your data on your 7 install and back it up that way.
 
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