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"Transplanting" M4 OS SSD to a New MB

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So last time I moved my SSD from my x58 MSI Platinum SLI board to an EVGA FTW 3 x58 board the EVGA I had read I should have been able to just put the new board in and hook up the SSD and it would boot into windows 7 with little to no problems.

Turns out I couldn't get the installation of windows 7 on the SSD to be seen so having thought everything would have worked out nice and peachy I didn't back anything up and ended up losing all data on the SSD being forced to reformat the drive and reinstall windows.

Well as it turns out I was able to get a good deal on an ASUS P8Z68 delux motherboard with an i7 2700k. What I am wondering is if I should be able to just transplant the SSD and be able to boot right up into windows?

If not is it even possible to do with some prep work // drive cloning software in order to do this on an SSD? I am not all to familiar with boot sectors and how they index operating systems as viable boot options.

What I am looking to avoid is having to reconfigure windows 7 and all my associated applications as it can be a headache and take about a week to a month remember every little tweak program installation to have it back to the way it is now.
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It should work fine, I transferred my install from my P6X58D-Premium to my P8Z68-V and it booted fine and I didn't do anything but swap parts. No prep work.

However if you can uninstall some of the chipset drivers if you can.
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