Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:19 AM
Nope since the OS was preinstalled it is theoretically married to the components that were installed originally.
The recovery also would have the drivers for the original mobo which most likely would cause the system not to boot with the new mobo.
My suggestion is to purchase a new OS and you may want to consider Win7 since it is more stable and secure then Vista.
Drivers for the new Mobo should be on a disk that you will get with the mobo and Win7 will load any other updates for those drivers also.