Hello [H], So tomorrow I'll be swapping out my trusty P55 motherboard for a P67/2600k combo. I intend to keep my current install of Windows 7 Ultimate. (official, non-OEM release etc) I did my research and came across this: https://www.wintips.org/how-to-replace-motherboard-without-re-installing-windows/ - I checked the two registry entries mentioned and they were already set to "0", so I'm good there. Basically, I don't want to run into any surprises. I plan to uninstall all the motherboard drivers/chipset etc, then graphics driver. Then clean it all using DriverFusion, then finally booting into safe-mode and running DDU - set to "shut down on completion". Then, I'll swap the motherboards, boot into the BIOS, make sure it's set to AHCI, and hopefully boot into windows. Then, install chipset/drivers etc etc. After it's all set and stable, I obviously intend to overclock (different thread, different section, different time) ------ TLDR: - I'm switching motherboard/cpu's but intend to keep my current Windows 7 install - Just want to make sure I'm doing it correctly - Is there anything I should be aware of?? As always thanks! Horrorshow EDIT: With so many views and no replies, I'll assume I'm good to go.... I'll report back afterwards so others will know how it worked out etc. EDIT @ 9pm: Worked like a charm!