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My old setup was a q8300, ep43-ds3l & 4gb DDR2 RAM

My new one is in my sig.

When i have finished installing my new hardware will i be able to just launch straight back into windows or will i have to do a whole clean install?
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My old setup was a q8300, ep43-ds3l & 4gb DDR2 RAM

My new one is in my sig.

When i have finished installing my new hardware will i be able to just launch straight back into windows or will i have to do a whole clean install?
You will be able to get straight back into windows! BUT I would seriously recomend a fresh install
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You should obviously clear out all the drivers from the old system, as you may have conflicting drivers, clean format is the best route to go, but not necessary.
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Should be fine to just boot in. But I would highly recommend backing up everything you need and reformatting anyway. You can get that new fresh feeling of a brand new super fast rig .

Your Windows installation may or may not give you licensing issues. It's kind of hit or miss. Technically speaking, you're only ever allowed to use your license with one motherboard.

edit: ^ 3 replies in 3 seconds, nice.
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Also worth noting its OEM so can i just plug and play?

Yes i know its illegal or whatever i just want to know whats going to happen
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OEM shouldn't affect it.

While I do think it will boot into Windows,

I STRONGLY recommend a fresh install.
    
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What about the product key, will i need to get a new one?
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