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I should be getting my Gigabyte DS3 very soon now and was wondering what are the chances I might not need to do a new install of Windows. I have heard from some people that in some cases a windows reinstall may not be necessary.
What is the percentage chance I would need to reinstall Windows?
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ill bet very high, 90 something probably. even if you didnt have to, unless it is the same board from the same manufacturer you probably should.

i think there is a way to not have to but you have to mess with alot of drivers.
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If it is the SAME board, you yave about 98% chance that you WONT have to reainstall windows.

If it is the same board, it is about 20% chance that you WONT have to reinstall windows. So prepare for it
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If it is the SAME board, you yave about 98% chance that you WONT have to reainstall windows.

If it is the same board, it is about 20% chance that you WONT have to reinstall windows. So prepare for it
yeah but what if it is the same board?
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That is not true at all, I just upgraded from 939 to AM2 and it worked out just fine - no reinstall.

All you will have to do is when you get into windows (your display will likely be all messed up) run the new drivers for your new mobo, restart and there you go, you should be 100% operational just like before your install.

I say 95% chance you don't have to reinstall... think about it, what would bw your reasoning to say you have to reinstall - the HDD doesn't care what mobo is operating it... neither do the displays, input devices, optical drives, vid cards, etc... not to mention - I JUST DID IT AND DIDN'T HAVE TO REINSTALL
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think about it, what would bw your reasoning to say you have to reinstall - the HDD doesn't care what mobo is operating it... neither do the displays, input devices, optical drives, vid cards, etc... not to mention - I JUST DID IT AND DIDN'T HAVE TO REINSTALL
um yeah it matters. it is called different chipset on motherboards.
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post #7 of 15
you CAN run it without having to reinstall, but make sure you uninstall all your old mobo drivers or there might be conflicts..

i just find it easier to reinstall since i do it all the time i'm used to it..

You will however have to activate (unless you run an enterprise version which dont need activations) again.

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i was able to swap out boards with different chipsets by going into the device manager and setting as many drivers as possible to some generic driver. After I did that there were no problems.
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yeah just uninstall all the motherboard drivers.... yeesh u dont need reinstall
    
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I should be getting my Gigabyte DS3 very soon now and was wondering what are the chances I might not need to do a new install of Windows. I have heard from some people that in some cases a windows reinstall may not be necessary.
What is the percentage chance I would need to reinstall Windows?
If it doesn't make you reinstall Windows (which I am putting at least at 95% that it will), it will complain about a hardware change and make you reactivate Windows at the very least.

Changing a CPU, however, will not necessarily make you reinstall Windows.
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