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Moving from P67 to Z77?

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I am looking at getting a new MB, i want to change up my colors of my system and want a nicer board, so i am thinking of getting a Asus Maximus Formula V Z77 board to replace my P67 board but still use my 2600K cpu since it is a very good cpu and i really dont want to spend over 300.00 to get something that is better like the 3770K. What i am wanting to know is if i just change the board out but use the same Hard Drives and SSD would i have to reload window onto my SSD or would it be able to boot right up without doing anything. Thanks: Mick
    
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You might be able to do it without reinstalling Windows. I mean, it might just ask you to reactivate. However, I recommend preparing for the possibility of having to format and start over. That way, at least you'll be prepared.

 

Either that, or prepare for the possibility of having to go back to your old motherboard in order to prepare for formatting and starting over. Although, that would be a lot more work, so I recommend preparing first just in case it doesn't work.

 

The only exception here is if you have an OEM copy of Windows. If so, then you would need to buy a new copy.

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yea i would say be prepared to reformat even though you might not need to. You can try it see if it works, if it doesn't then first I would uninstall all the drivers and then go over to the new system and then install all the new drivers.

IMO if you have an SSD I don't' see the issue with just reformatting. Windows install takes me like 20-30 and I use an optical drive with a windows DVD instead of a USB drive which a lot of others like. .
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