Not 100% sure about that JBags, but it's worth a try. Otherwise, you'd want to use something like Acronis Home True Image Plus with Universal Restore.
Trufax. I'm more familiar with AMD platforms and I've switched out a few older AMD mobos with nForce chipsets with no issue, and I believe all of AMD's current chipsets fall under a universal driver, so this is possible going from 790X to 890FX to 990FX and so on.
Even though I'm not as familiar with Intel chipsets, considering the two boards have the same chipset, Z77, it should work. The biggest factor in this will be the storage controller, which should be the same with two boards with the same chipset.
Also, if SATA is set to AHCI mode in the BIOS of the old board, it will need to be set manually in the BIOS of the new one.
Windows 7 needs a reinstall? I thought we only needed to reconfirm our product key :/ Or is this for performance/clean os?
yeah, jconway will probably need to reactivate Windows.
You should be able to do it no problem, but before swapping mb's I would go to Asrocks site and download all the latest drivers for that board and save them to a usb stick so you can reload them if anything screws up.
« AMD FX-6100 @ stock cooled by Xigmatek Dark Knight »
« Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 | 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 »
« Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X | EVGA GeForce GTS 250 Hybrid PhysX | Asus Xonar DX »
« Corsair 650TX PSU | CM 690 II Advanced | Samsung 2333SW 23” 1080p »
« WD Caviar Black 640GB | WD Caviar Green 1TB »
« Windows 7 Professional x64 »
Join my Minecraft Server: mc.bagnet.tk // FTB: mc.bagnet.tk:7175