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I am planning on getting a new DFI MoBo, when I swap them out will I have to re-install Windows?
    
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yes, without a doubt.
    
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Yes you will need to reinstall. You will get BSOD in windows if you can even log in before you get one.
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Probably. Your current install will most likely have incompatible drivers. Also, you will have to re-register it (may require a call to MS), as the install license is tied to the mobo.
    
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You should re-install it.
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What about if I replace mine with a different Asus board?
    
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by JEK3 View Post
Probably. Your current install will most likely have incompatible drivers. Also, you will have to re-register it (may require a call to MS), as the install license is tied to the mobo.
The License is only tied to the mobo if you bought an OEM PC (such as dell or HP). Any personal license (you bought the OS seperate) is based on the person only and it shouldnt' give you a problem re-activating, but normally MS is good about transfering keys anyways.

BSOD is not a guarenteed result of swapping mobo's, but is possible. The problem is that even if your new mobo had the same northbridge and southbridge, each companies drivers will interface with them differently. Even if you PC did boot and work with the old drivers isntalled, it's not going to work properly, and deffinetly won't OC, so you really need to reinstall.
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What about if I replace mine with a different Asus board?
If you're upgrading to a newer ASUS board then you're probably getting different north\\southbridge controllers, and again you need different drivers. Reinstall is always best.
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Yes you will have to re-install, and get a new license key if your copy is OEM
 
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OK, thank's guys.
    
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