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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
Yes, just the correct drivers for the motherboard. I have changed motherboards on XP, Vista and Windows 7 without uninstalling the previous drivers - then installing the correct ones for the new board on top.

It's pretty easy.
That's what I love about windows. I once switched complete systems and it booted the first time with all my stuff still on the HD accessible in Winders 7.
post #12 of 14
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My old motherboard doesn't work so I can't boot up my computer, but I did the last backup not too long ago using Windows Backup and Restore. Would I still be able to restore the data?
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post #14 of 14
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My old motherboard doesn't work so I can't boot up my computer, but I did the last backup not too long ago using Windows Backup and Restore. Would I still be able to restore the data?
I have never tried restoring that way to a new motherboard so I can't tell you if it will work or not. My suspicion is that it won't work but I would say try it, just be sure you keep your backup in case you need to redo anything all over again.

If you still have your old setup you might try restoring that way, then downloading the drivers for your new board. Then, once Windows is restored, uninstall any proprietary drivers for that motherboard and then shut down. Then install your new motherboard and power up. Once in Windows, start installing your new drivers.
    
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INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
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WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
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MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
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