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Oh, alrighty then! Thank God for that news.
I honestly can't remember where that idea came from, but it was stuck in my mind. :s
So I don't even have to move everything, and format before/after the mobo install then too right?

Err.. about my second question then. I know it's not OS-related, but I've honestly never had to do anything like this before, and I am clueless as how to find out.
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i'd say the best thing to do is back-up everything you want from the 250gb to the 1tb. Then format the 250gb hard drive (i use gparted to do so).after that install all of the new parts that you ordered. Finally, install windows 7, works every time for me.
^^^ this.
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ya keys can get tied to the mobo they were originally installed on. If you get a new mobo you will have to reinstall windows anyways hard drive wont have drivers for the board (thats why you cant take your primary with os and put into another rig and have it work)

But after install if it wont allow to to activate key saying its pirated or whatever call customer support tell them you upgraded mobo and they will give you an activation key
     
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ya keys can get tied to the mobo they were originally installed on. If you get a new mobo you will have to reinstall windows anyways hard drive wont have drivers for the board (thats why you cant take your primary with os and put into another rig and have it work)

But after install if it wont allow to to activate key saying its pirated or whatever call customer support tell them you upgraded mobo and they will give you an activation key
^^^ errrr I don't quite get it. :/

And second question becomes even more immediate then. It's rudimentary, but it'd be stupid to remake shortcuts/connections to everything(programs) because it's in a new drive. Then moving them back (if I do), is it simple?
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I think the easiest thing to do so that it feels like you're doing the least amount of work (so that everything gets done all at once) is to do this:
  1. Back everything up like you are planning
  2. When you're ready to ditch Vista, go to the next step below, turn your system off and then set all the new hardware up
  3. Turn it on and boot from the Windows 7 DVD by going directly into the BIOS so that you have plenty of time to insert the DVD into the drive and then make sure the motherboard will boot from it
  4. Install Windows 7
  5. Install all your software
  6. Take everything you backed up and put it where you want it

Although, your new motherboard probably has some kind of quick boot option that temporarily chooses a different device to boot from, so look into it. This way, you don't have to deal with making a more "permanent" change to the boot order in the BIOS.
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Alrighty, I'll go that way, thanks.

But still my second (yes, stupid) question...
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Alrighty, I'll go that way, thanks.

But still my second (yes, stupid) question...
What is your second question?

This is actually so easy that it will surprise you.
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I see the question now.

Almost no program can be transplanted like that. Generally, most programs will not work unless they are actually installed.

I think Steam is an exception somehow, but I don't know for sure.
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What is your second question?
It's not even really anything crucial, just about the programs see. I've had some bad experience with inconvenience relating to transferring large amounts of data from drive to drive, and I'm worrying about what happens when you move the huge (lots of little ones ontop of big) amount of programs that I have into some folder on the backup, then back.
As in, will anything go wrong with shortcuts, in Start Menu, etc.

EDIT: OK, so basically I'm screwed with all my programs? O_O

Quote:
This is actually so easy that it will surprise you.
I certainly hope so. :s
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ya keys can get tied to the mobo they were originally installed on. If you get a new mobo you will have to reinstall windows anyways hard drive wont have drivers for the board (thats why you cant take your primary with os and put into another rig and have it work)

But after install if it wont allow to to activate key saying its pirated or whatever call customer support tell them you upgraded mobo and they will give you an activation key
First part is right but the drivers part is wrong. Generally you can swap motherboards and everything will boot. It's usually on rare occasions when specific chipset drivers were used that it BSODs. This is the how the beauty of WinPE and VistaPE came about. =) For older OS's, and occasionally including XP, you can't do this. It has to do with the way they maintain and handle drivers now, they changed everything with Vista.
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