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Old 06-06-2011, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am planning on upgrading my motherboard and CPU in my computer, and while researching replacing a motherboard I read that it isn't recommended to just slap the same hard drive with the same OS, etc. onto the new motherboard. However, a new windows program isn't cheap and I was wondering what info I could scrounge up on salvaging the windows from my old hard drive (I'll prolly upgrade it to while I'm at it).

*edited* I forgot to mention I has Windows 7 :P
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If you have a OEM Version of 7, Technically you aren't allowed to. Retail, you can just reinstall it with no issues but you'll lose everything
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