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post #1 of 9
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OK, I have this Gateway computer with a Foxconn motherboard. I just got a DFI SLI-DR Expert motherboard in the mail. I want to take everything from Gateway/Foxconn and swap it to my DFI. What do I need to do? What steps? Can I just unplug everything..remove the CPU....slap it in the DFI.....plug everything into the DFI....and WALLA! it works?

I really need some step by step instructions for swapping out the Gateway/Foxconn for this DFI..

Thanks for any help!
James
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post #2 of 9
you basically had it right. unplug everything...then put the new mobo in, and swap all the components over.
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Sweet!...

Do I need to go into windows and uninstall everything or can I just unplug and replug?
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post #4 of 9
With XP , you might get lucky and it will work with its quirky plug and play shenanagins, Youll probably have to reinstall, so save all your crap.
*nix looks better everyday.
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post #5 of 9
Dirt... you might want to read this article about swapping out mobo's with regard to XP...

changing motherboards with Windows XP http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html
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post #6 of 9
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That's a good read. Now I dunno????

Has anybody done this kind of swap? Bought a Dell or Gateway and swapped the board out? Does it make any diffeence?
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post #7 of 9
If windows will not boot for you, do a repair windows, and that will detect all new hardware. It is best to do a fresh install though.
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post #8 of 9
Here is a helpful link:

Okay, that one did not work, try this one:

http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/

It has more info that you need at this time, but there is a segment on moBo's

Good Luck!
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post #9 of 9
You can switch out mobo's of the same chpiset with no problems, I have gone from NF2 to VIA and back with no problems but that may not be the case for you
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