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This is sort of a question about my new motherboard...I bought a new Asus mobo and I am going to install it tonight and my question is....Will I have to reinstall windows 7 onto my HDD or can I just put in my new mobo ram and cpu and plug in my HDD without having to redo everything on my HDD?

I know its a noob question but I havnt installed a new mobo ever. This will be my first time....

Thanks.
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This is sort of a question about my new motherboard...I bought a new Asus mobo and I am going to install it tonight and my question is....Will I have to reinstall windows 7 onto my HDD or can I just put in my new mobo ram and cpu and plug in my HDD without having to redo everything on my HDD?

I know its a noob question but I havnt installed a new mobo ever. This will be my first time....

Thanks.
Better if install a fresh copy. Might need to call Microsoft to activate it
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I agree with IOSEFINI, better with clean install, but I have heard of a lot of cases where if you strip all the drivers before changing mobo, you can get away with letting Win 7 reload the new ones. That's just something I've read in here, myself I'd just reinstall. The call to MS shouldn't be a big deal if it's needed.
 
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If the new motherboard is the same model, a new install is usually not necessary.

However, nothing runs like a fresh install of Windows.

And, if you need to call Microsoft to activate, tell them you had to replace the motherboard because it burnt up or otherwise completely failed.
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