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Changing Mobo, will Windows 7 still load?

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I previously had P67a-ud3, now I'm getting Asrock p67 extreme 4, will windows still load with the new board?
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yes, you might have to redownload some drivers though
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Everyone will say just to clean install, which i do agree to an extent.
But just try it, it may be possible, ive heard stories with success and fails.
But you could try running sysprep and hope it works lol.
I just hate moving all my stuff, i just wish i could clean install and have it be exactly the same (registry etc.).
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Do a clean Install if you dont want any problems.
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by enri95 View Post
I previously had P67a-ud3, now I'm getting Asrock p67 extreme 4, will windows still load with the new board?
Yes, there should be no issue. It require you to reactivate.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jspoon View Post
yes, you might have to redownload some drivers though
Maybe a NIC or audio driver.

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Originally Posted by Thogar View Post
Everyone will say just to clean install, which i do agree to an extent.
But just try it, it may be possible, ive heard stories with success and fails.
But you could try running sysprep and hope it works lol.
I just hate moving all my stuff, i just wish i could clean install and have it be exactly the same (registry etc.).
Nope, no need to reinstall especially since it is the same chipset.

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Originally Posted by chip94 View Post
Do a clean Install if you dont want any problems.
Odds are it will be fine.
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Nope, no need to reinstall especially since it is the same chipset.
That is the kind of answer i like to hear
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post #7 of 22
I have found that Win7 and Server 2008 will work fine when swapping out a motherboard. If the system is connected to the internet the OS will usually be able to download all the correct drivers for you (in most cases).

I have a server 2008 image that was created on one model motherboard and I can restore it to several different systems and once it loads all the drivers and you reboot, everything works perfectly.

I have really only had issues with XP doing this.
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post #8 of 22
From an AMD user. As long it is the same series mobo, which in this case it is the same chipset. The only thing you might need to do is install the audio driver and you will need reactivate windows. Other then those two problems. You will be fine.
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Yes
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Wrong AHCI drivers will cause BSOD to flash up during boot
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