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I know what the right thing to do is....reinstall, BUT

Is there any decent way to move from my 1055T/790X to a 2500K/P67 without having to reinstall the OS?

I'm just a tad busy right now and not in the mood to completely reinstall at the moment, hence my question.
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Sure. Use DriverSweeper to nuke all the old drivers.
Install new board etc, plug in HDD, boot and install new drivers.
While it's recommended to do a clean install. You could do that.
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Sure. Use DriverSweeper to nuke all the old drivers.
Install new board etc, plug in HDD, boot and install new drivers.
While it's recommended to do a clean install. You could do that.
So you're saying to use DS while I'm on my current board, uninstall all the current drivers, then plug in the new stuff and Win7 will auto-install everything?

What drivers would I need to wipe?

Off the top of my head, I can think of:

Chipset
USB
Display
...?

Can you think of any others?

Thanks btw!
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You can probably get away with it until you run into some issues. But i'm pretty sure it will work until you decide to actually reformat it. I've done this before when I was too lazy to reformat when switching boards/setups.
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Originally Posted by kidwolf909 View Post
I know what the right thing to do is....reinstall, BUT

Is there any decent way to move from my 1055T/790X to a 2500K/P67 without having to reinstall the OS?

I'm just a tad busy right now and not in the mood to completely reinstall at the moment, hence my question.
How to Transfer your Complete Windows 7 Installation to a New Computer ==> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-computer.html


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You don't need to do anything, Driver sweeper doesn't really fix it either, so ignore that. It falls under the same reasoning as to why driver sweeper is useless, utterly useless. That's another topic all together though. Back on topic, yes. If you have BSOD problems the most you will have to do is uninstall the driver in the driver manager and then swap the HDD.

This whole "fresh install because drivers won't work" crap is totally BS, started by the terrible driver management in XP. This is NT 6.1, this doesn't handle drivers at all like XP. That's why XP drivers don't work, they re-designed the driver base. That BS is now gone, done, over, never surfacing again.

The only time it will happen is when you have specific proprietary hardware that requires very specific drivers. Most of your drivers are all generic and automatically handled by MS. This is stuff like disc controllers, audio cards (specific ones), graphics cards (kind of, windows has a generic driver that will load if the old one fails), blah blah. So it's really an extremely rare occasion.

[edit] In fact, any of those cleaner programs don't work. They only appear to work. On very rare and specific instances do they actually help you, generally they do nothing but keep your ego in check.

[sub-edit] They do delete things, though generally it's not enough free space to help with fragmentation or any real performance boosts. So it's moot, at least compared to any actual performance gains.
Edited by mushroomboy - 6/17/11 at 7:58pm
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