jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 04:47: On a side note, FCK ALL is it hard to get Win 7 to boot on a new MB and proc without a new install. I did hours of research until I happened on this article by Loyd Case and am following his instructions (and instructions in an amazing subsequent comment by freepasswordz2bg after the article).
I've swapped across brands and platforms without issues in the past, I didn't bother doing most of that stuff either. Just swapped and rebooted. A few times there would be a blue screen on boot if I forgot to switch AHCI but Windows 7 was smart enough to load failsafe drivers on the next startup. The first Windows load takes awhile though, it reloads almost every single driver.