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post #1 of 8
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can you swap thr hdd to a new rig and it work? new mobo/ram/cpu. amd to intel.
post #2 of 8
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meaning just taking it og this rig on then in the into the new one. or will i havew to wipe and re-
install
post #3 of 8
not gonna be easy to swap for amd to intel, try to do it, but it rarely work..
post #4 of 8
My understanding is if you have a retail version of windows, you're free to swap Motherboards as you wish.
If you have an OEM version of Windows, you'll have to re install.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong tongue.gif
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i have heard that you can swap your HDD between AMD and Intel platforms and usally no problems as long as its not an OEM version of Windows on it. if it contains your system drive then Windows should start to update drivers automatically tho maybe some you might have to do yourself.. if all else fails then back up any data and do a clean install smile.gif

If it is OEM, i think maybe you have to phone MS for a new key. I THINK
Edited by stubass - 1/8/12 at 3:23pm
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post #6 of 8
It's relatively simple, I've done it over a dozen times.

See Here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1190470/cant-get-windows-7-to-boot-with-new-motherboard/20#post_16037988

On page four of that thread you'll see some info on OEM and retail keys and why your not out anything if you need to purchase a new license after migrating to new hardware.

FYI: You only need to inject drivers if your system won't boot on your new hardware. doh.gif
Edited by RagingLoon - 1/8/12 at 4:08pm
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post #7 of 8
I've done it with some systems and others... have been a bit stubborn. Usually XP systems had issues because they didn't have any drivers, but now with vista/7 providing most drivers for you, it's easier.
post #8 of 8
it will work if the HDD has windows 7 OS.
ive done it countless times when transferring files

If its win xp, you have to reinstall OS
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