Question Upgrading to Windows 10 with a different Motherboard

IamTyphoon

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I am still using a non activated Windows 7 but I am planning on upgrading to Windows 10 ASAP but I am changing my motherboard and CPU and I am wondering how to go about doing this?

Do I install Windows 10 then change motherboard? But it won't then boot? I also want to keep all my data on my HDD as well?

Help :)
 
New cpu/motherboard means - it's a new pc.

Possible problems:
old hdd on new pc might not boot,​
it may boot, but with bsods/crashes/impaired performance.​
Anyway - clean install on new hardware is highly recommended.

Recommended course of actions:
get a new hdd/ssd,​
perform clean install of windows 10 on it,​
reconnect your old hdd,​
move user data from old hdd to new ssd/hdd​
clean/format old hdd and use it for secondary storage.​
 

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