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post #1 of 24
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this friday my new parts are arriving(G0 Q6600,DS3L Mobo)and i read everywhere that i have to reinstall windows when i upgrade mobo or else it will BSOD like crazy.
there's no way in hell i'm reinstalling windows so i need help in changing mobo without reinstalling.
the best i could think of is using driver cleaner to wipe out the old mobo drivers and then installing the new one.
any suggestion/help is very welcome/repped!
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post #2 of 24
From experience I highly doubt you will scrape by without installing windows. Doing what you suggested is your best bet though.
post #3 of 24
Not going to happen. You have to reinstall windows.

When you install windows, it installs chipset drivers spefic to the chipset you're using. IF you change the chipset drastically (going from a AMD with SLI to an Intel without) your OS won't know how to boot.

You're going to have to bite the dust with this one. Back up all of your important documents, and reinstall.

A reinstall is recommended every 6-8 months anyways.
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post #4 of 24
Is not just the idea that just to make it work. Drivers of the older MB will interupt new ones and couse problems and performance loss.
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post #5 of 24
Reinstall. Its not as bad as you might think. Just back up your files/movies/pics/game saves etc. It will feel good to have a fresh install once its done
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This past week I did the same thing your thinking(no reinstall), and when 2 of my 4 cores weren't registering I tried everything in the book except a reinstall.So when I finally did do it all cores were being recognized.But they where going on/off for lack of a better term, so I just RMA it back to NE. I would do a reinstall,just for the sake of avoiding any problems that might occur from not doing it.
 
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post #7 of 24
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so,i'm basically doomed.
the pain is not to install windows but to install every game/program that i use!(already did this twice)
can i overwrite the windows install so that i don't need to reformat?
of course WITHUOT 2 OS's showing up in boot.
but is there even a VERY SLIGHT chance that i can get the new mobo to work without reinstalling?
EDIT:
what about going to safe mode,wiping out every bit of the old MB drivers and then switch to the DS3L and install the new drivers?
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post #8 of 24
Ya like others your going to need to reinstall you probly won't even be able to get your windows install to boot on the intel board cause of the differt sata/ide controlers.
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post #9 of 24
No chance.

The system won't even boot with the old windows installation, since the mobo drives are necessary for a succesful boot. Even in safe mode.

Sorry

but then again; every overclocker worth his/her salt re-installs Windows regularly (my average is about once every two months... it just makes your computer run so much better again... and you'll surprised how fast you become re-installing all games/programs. Just make sure you safeguard all your saved games and such )
    
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post #10 of 24
I pretty much reinstall every time I clean my PC, it's quite nice.

or when i upgrade.

Hmmm, the creative drivers are the only things that annoy the hell out of me.
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