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Im switch from my p5k3 deluxe to a 790i (upgraded bios @ v6) I expect that I can just pop out all of my hardware from the p5k3, plug it into the 790i and it should all work...

HOWEVER - I was told that I may have to reinstall windows (vista ultimate 64)

Is this true? Am I going to have to install windows and 150 gigs worth of games again?

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vista should work if you swaped boards. i have done it so many times
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Good to hear that
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I doubt you will have an issue that requires a fresh installation. You may need to run the Repair function of the install. You will want to delete any drivers before making the switch to lessen the impact and possible BSOD on first load of the OS.

Note which header you plug the OS drive onto. It will need to be the first header (0) of the SATA controller.

Other than that you will need to load the chipset drivers for the 790.

By uninstalling the chipset drivers for the P5K you will have eliminated one problem. IF you get the BSOD just insert the installation disk and select Repair when you get that window and it should take care of the problems.
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