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I am buying an Asus P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard along with an i7 2600K CPU and new DDR3-1600 G.SKILL RAM. I've heard that you would have to do a clean reinstall of windows 7 but I have no idea how to do it... I'm also worried that I will lose everything on my hard drive and not be able to use it one windows 7 is reinstalled!!

help is greatly appreciated
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I am buying an Asus P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard along with an i7 2600K CPU and new DDR3-1600 G.SKILL RAM. I've heard that you would have to do a clean reinstall of windows 7 but I have no idea how to do it... I'm also worried that I will lose everything on my hard drive and not be able to use it one windows 7 is reinstalled!!

help is greatly appreciated
I recommend just swapping out the hardware and seeing what happens. You might be greeted with a smooth transition where all you have to do is reactivate Windows.

It's not the cleanest way, but you would at least get to keep everything.
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Either that or if you have some time to devote to this, save all of your documents, pictures, game saves, etc to discs or a flash drive, and make a list of all applications you would need to re-download/install and then reformat your drive using a Windows 7 disc. If you haven't ever done that, take a good look at some tutorials before you attempt it, because it can be a little frightening for a novice. Just be prepared and you should be ok.

But yes, for the most part, you should be ok with just installing the hardware and reactivating Windows. And you might have to install some device drivers for your new motherboard but thats about it. And as long as you aren't making a switch from AMD to Intel. That can cause issues.
    
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I recommend just swapping out the hardware and seeing what happens. You might be greeted with a smooth transition where all you have to do is reactivate Windows.

It's not the cleanest way, but you would at least get to keep everything.

I have had success with this method. Went from a s775 e8400 with a GTX 570 to an i3 with crossfire 6870's just to see if it would work, which it did.


I then reinstalled cause I got a new SSD
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well the best thing to do is get an internal/external hdd for storage and backup ur stuff there and do a fresh install. It is always recommended to do a fresh install when swapping a motherboard. But in theory migration will work.
    
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