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Switching my mobo and CPU to SB - few questions on the swap

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I just picked up a 2600k and p8p67 pro to swap out on my sig rig. I've never swapped out a mobo and cpu on an existing system before. I've always done brand new builds.
1: Can I simply swap out the mobo and cpu and configure my raid in the new bios and boot up like normal or do I have to do a clean win7 install?
2: If I wanted to swap out my raptors in raid to 2 callisto deluxes in raid can I save everything via windows easy transfer, put a fresh install on the callisto's and import everything in via windows easy transfer? If so, would I lose programs like Autocad?

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I understand Win 7 is not a problem to swap out MB, CPU and stuff. However I'm not experienced on the Raid and upgrades. I would say do a google search if no one pops up here soon with a sure answer.
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I like to do a clean install, your old install will have your old drivers from your past system and lead to problems. I do windows images all day for work and I wouldn't do it.

Spend the time and go with a fresh install, it will be cleaner and faster and only have the drivers you need. You can also always just sysprep your system and start over fresh but thats a whole topic on it's own. Just do a fresh install.
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You would need to reactivate windows 7 as well. A motherboard switch will necessitate it.

I'd also suggest a reload. I switched my board and cpu from an X58 setup and it booted in the old windows install fine but it was very sluggish.
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