Reinstall Windows 7 on Different Motherboard/CPU

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M2N78-LA (Violet 6) motherboard 64 bit
16 GB DDR3 memory
AMD Phenom II X4 logo quadcore 2.8 GHz
1 TB SSD
4TB Hybrid SSD/HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium
Corsair 300R case
Corsair 750M power supply

I have a SSD that boots Windows 7 but the motherboard may be bad. If I get a new motherboard and CPU, what is the procedure to modify the OS so this SSD will boot the new hardware?

(This is a tl;dr of this thread:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3523587/motherbo...)
 

bignastyid

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1. That's not going to fix the licensing problem.
2. We don't even know what cpu and motherboard you are switching to so all we can do is guess. But assuming a newer beter platform then in all likelihood you are going to need a clean OS reinstall to get stable system running at optimum performance.
 

mesapegasus

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Yes, pre-installed. I don't have install disks, just the D: drive system recovery, and the system image and system repair disks I made.
 

bignastyid

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That pre-installed OEM license is tied to the HP motherboard and is non-transferable so a new motherboard means you are going to need to buy a new windows license aswell as do a clean reinstall.
 

mesapegasus

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I read in another thread something about booting to Safe Mode and installing motherboard drivers. Can that work? Does anyone have more information about that?

 

bignastyid

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1. That's not going to fix the licensing problem.
2. We don't even know what cpu and motherboard you are switching to so all we can do is guess. But assuming a newer beter platform then in all likelihood you are going to need a clean OS reinstall to get stable system running at optimum performance.
 

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