I assume it's discontinued and an oldie. Is there a newer one that I can just pop out the old and pop in the new without going through hoops? Thanks a million!
Wouldn't it be nice if one merely had to replace the MB, hook everything up, hit the button & be up & running. Unfortunately that often is not how it goes.
A new MB will [recommended] need a fresh install of the OS. Do you have a physical copy of the OS? If so, you probably have an OEM copy & it, the Win Key, is locked to your old motherboard & can not be re-used with newer MB. MS considers a new MB as being a different computer. Perhaps you luckily own a RETAIL copy, then the re-install restrictions will not apply, provided it is installed on one computer only. No retail disc? Then you will need to acquire a genuine new copy of Win 7. It can be an OEM or retail.
You will probably want to back up your important files, such as Downloads, documents, pictures, music, videos, favorites/bookmarks, etc, as all will be lost otherwise. Do you have backup media? External hard drive, thumb drive etc. All currently installed software will need reinstalling. Be sure you have Keys & registration info for special software. You'll have to hookup your hard drive externally or install it into another computer to get the files.
A new MB should come with support disc[s] with drivers & those will need to be installed after the windows installation. Otherwise & often suggested is to get the drivers from the manufacturer's support page ahead of time & at the ready. You'll also need to download & install a boatload of window's updates. It's a time intensive chore & a bit intimidating if you haven't gone through those hoops before. Just take it slow & easy with frequent breaks. There's lot's of help here if you need it.