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I have never tried this before but if I were to upgrade a system with new mobod (amd 939 to intel 775) and switch out everything else except the hard drives could I do it without reinstalling the os? Just go in and delete all the drivers for the 939 and install the new ones for the intel? Is it possible?
    
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It's possible, but you would need to reactivate. The amount of hassle involved and possibility for severe screw ups (on the OS end), you're better off just reinstalling.
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Originally Posted by Xavier1421 View Post
It's possible, but you would need to reactivate. The amount of hassle involved and possibility for severe screw ups (on the OS end), you're better off just reinstalling.
i second that.

you went through alot of trouble upgrading your computer. might as well install a fresh operating system to make the most of it.
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I've installed hard drives into another pc before with out doing a complete reinstall. You'll have to boot from your installation CD of course and then click on repair. You are using raid 0 so this might pose a problem or not. I'd say save whatever you need to an external hdd or to another PC and then give it a go. If it fails then do a clean install. If it does work then it will save you some hassles.
post #5 of 8
Change of mobo = fresh install = fresh system

Agree with all the above, just do it, will save possbile problems, and will give you the best performance after an upgrade
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Reinstall and get your performance up again!
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Originally Posted by Edstrung View Post
Change of mobo = fresh install = fresh system

Agree with all the above, just do it, will save possbile problems, and will give you the best performance after an upgrade
Not all the time.. But yeah, doing a "Repair" is the fastest solution.
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post #8 of 8
not unless you are teh uber 1337 jesus, and know your way around windows that well, because you would also have to delete millions of registry entries
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