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post #1 of 9
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First I know this is a half dumb question but i just want to make sure.

I thinking of switching to Intel for a bit but really hate to reinstall windows, so Im looking for an easier way, something that can help me.

I know i cant clone the SSD and plug in the Intel board and itll work but if I create an image an this help me in any way or am i stuck just starting from scratch?

Thanks and Happy Friday!
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Just use something such as Driversweeper and take off all your system drivers, plug everything in, install the new drivers for your motherboard and have a blast using your new system
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post #3 of 9
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Really that'll work?

Never thought about that before.

Thanks man.
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post #4 of 9
Just pop in your disk and do a repair install and it should be ok.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Just use something such as Driversweeper and take off all your system drivers, plug everything in, install the new drivers for your motherboard and have a blast using your new system
This is the best way to do it.

However, if you're changing chipsets (essentially meaning if you change from AMD to Intel), it almost never works properly or at all. If you're changing chipsets, I highly recommend just backing up and doing a reinstall.

I recommend backing up either way you attempt this, as data loss is never an option.

Also, keep in mind if this is an OEM version of Win 7 your key will be useless when you change motherboards. If you have retail, then you're still covered.
    
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and if you upgraded from vista to windows 7 with the windows 7 upgrade disk you will have to reinstall your previous OS then install the upgrade again ooh I'm going crosseyed here
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Shux, looks like I have to reinstall.

Thanks guys.
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post #8 of 9
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Shux, looks like I have to reinstall.

Thanks guys.
no you don't
http://forum.notebookreview.com/wind...ta-before.html
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
The issue is not about licensing here. It's about the fact that it's a transfer from AMD to Intel, and those almost never work correctly without driver conflicts. I would still try backing up, sweeping drivers, making mobo switch, then repair windows install for new chipset. However in my experience this ends much before it starts with many crashes and and unstable system after the switch has been made.
    
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