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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by retrogreq;14419324 
Whenever you replace the motherboard or CPU it is a good idea to reinstall the operating system.

ix nay on the CPUeah no need to reinstall with CPU change alone.
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post #22 of 29
Everything is in that Windows.old folder somewhere. Including all of your settings and installs.

Fastest way to get things working would to be to just reinstall everything and copy saves and configs over from the Windows.old. You will need to know where each program keeps what however.
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Originally Posted by Triscuit;14419259 
EVERYTHING but the Mobo is the same.

Problem is that 80-90% of the devices in any given system are on the motherboard, including all the most important ones, as far as the OS is concerned.

It's usually fairly painless to swap out board that use the same, or similar chipset, but when things start to significantly diverge, problems rapidly develop.
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post #23 of 29
IME Win7 has alot of default drivers in it allowing it to boot on different chipsets. Had a spare OS on a disk I didnt need anymore (back when i was on S939 Athlon) and gave it to a mate with a intel Q6600. Did a repair and it booted :O although its definately recommended to re-install
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post #24 of 29
I recently upgraded from a P55/C2Q to a Z68/SB rig and didn't re-install windows and I've had no issues.
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post #25 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdoublejj;14422216 
ix nay on the CPUeah no need to reinstall with CPU change alone.

x.x It was late, I was intoxicated, my bad x.x
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post #26 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triscuit;14419561 
is there a way to recover the setting from a windows.old folder so we don't have to install/set her work programs up again?

It's good for recovering files but not for programs, especially if your expecting for the programs to work by just copying "Program files" from C:\windows.old to C:\
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post #27 of 29
oh noes,i have this problem everytime i change my mobo,sorry dude the only way to fix it was to format,but maybe theres some other way
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post #28 of 29
What I think happened was you installed windows 7 in ide mode on your old mobo and ahci is selected in the bios of your new mobo. Selecting ide in the bios of your new board should fix the issue. I realize you posted this a week ago so I'm sure you have fixed it by now.
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post #29 of 29
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I have not this is my wifes gaming pc and she has one in the room for work and our media center. I will have to check this out thanks for theinfo!

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