Moving Windows 8 to new motherboard and cpu only

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How do I move Windows 8 to a new motherboard and CPU only?
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  • AndreaF
    Can you clarify this.....are you asking how to install a new CPU and motherboard on an existing PC? Your Windows 8 installation will be on a hard drive, which can certainly be paired with a compatible motherboard/CPU.....but an operating system needs more than those two hardware parts.
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  • jinteik
    yeah i agree with AndreaF, please share with us what are you trying to do
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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is not possible to move/ clone whole OS including all softwares to a new MB/ cpu else exactly same cpu/ motherboard as you had earlier. You can take all necessary backups of files/ folders/ raw setup/ installation files/ folders of software (if you don't have cd/dvd all of your necessary softwares) and install fresh windows on new pc then copy all of your files/ folders. Also you can take image of your OS, but it is so difficult and also time consuming.
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  • JManis
    Clarification, I want to move my all my hardware, Solid State Drive with Windows 8 Pro already installed, my current Video Card, my CD/DVD RW drive, my network adapter, my USB 3 card, my Gigabyte RAM Drive card, my modular power supply, and my 32GB 4x8 RAM modules to a new Barebones with an upgraded Motherboard and CPU without having to reinstall all of my programs, printers, external HDs and Win 8. The drivers and software to support all of the hardware described in the move are already installed on the SSD and there is no RAID configured on current  MB.  I want to move everything to a new MB and CPU. Everything in/on the new system remains the same except the MB and CPU. Both MBs are Intel based, old MB is Gigabyte with 3770 new MB is ASUS with 4930, slots on new board support existing hardware, does this clarify?
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  • ToddN2000
    What is your new bare bones system? A case,power supply, and mother board only? Sounds like you just need to disconnect the hardware from your old system and move it into the new case. As long as it's compatible. My only concern is if your current system is old and warrants the upgrade, are your other components outdated as well. You may not get the performance increase you are hoping for.
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  • jinteik
    Different boards have different chipsets, so chances are you might have to install again the chipset software. but what happen to me was i had to format the hdd when i switch between 2 different motherboards.
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