Replacing MB, CPU and DVD will win 7 64 pro boot?

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bill vann
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Replacing MB, CPU and DVD will win 7 64 pro boot?
Aug 3, 2011

Well last friday my 596mhz 512k laptop died. But the good news is I have a desktop ...that died an hour later.

spent sat/sun buying and setting up a new ASUS i3 laptop and retrieving my docs from my desktop, critical as I'm in a jobe search!! (talk about bad timing) but got everything up and running,

Desktop dies in bios and as it was old figured time to rebuild. the MB has been a bit flakey for a while.

So I ordered a Gigabyte Z86 MB, an i5 2500K cpu, 16 gig of ram, and a new dvd as the new MB has no IDE. They'll be here today and I'll build it in the next couple days.

To be clear I'm keeping the case, PS, 4 HDDs (replaced the old ones 5 months ago) and video a geForce 8800 so still quite decent for my minimal gaming

since the HDDs are fine and have a viable win7 64 pro build, do you think the computer will boot? I'm hoping not to have to rebuild as it was a bear getting the OEM upgrade to install, it has no MBR so if I have to rebuild from scratch it is going to be a problem. I did make the repair/restore disks but don't know if they'll work either.

sheesh, in the day I built and worked on these and wondered why folks didn't do their own work, but without the cheater disks and MS / other vendor support disks it can be a pain to do some of this stuff.

bill

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