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Hi all,

I just purchased a DFI Lanparty UT X48 T2R MB.

Before I swap out the Motherboards, can I install all of the new drivers for the DFI board onto the HD so I don't have to re-install Windows?

I just finished doing a new Windows install, and don't really feel like going through it all again.
    
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More than likley your gonna have to reinstall windows my friend..
    
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Originally Posted by CudaBoy71 View Post
More than likley your gonna have to reinstall windows my friend..
He will have to reinstall Windows.
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Thats what I meant to say mrtn..LOL
    
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post #5 of 10
HAVE to reinstall my friend your registry will be pooooped and confused and will contain drivers from both boards if you do not reinstall.
Reinstall windows...
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Thank's, I was hoping that was not the case, (but you gotta do what you gottta do.)

Wish me luck!
    
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if you really dont want to reinstall you could just do a windows repair. you are better off doing a reinstall but a repair will work as well.
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The trick is not to install drivers for your new hardware first, it's to remove all your old ones.

If you go into device manager and uninstall every bit of hardware that has anything to do with the motherboard, shut down, then swap components, Windows should boot fine with the new hardware and start redetecting everything. It's always good to remove anything that can be removed via add/remove programs first, and some moping up may need to be done after the board swap, but it does work, most of the time.

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Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
He will have to reinstall Windows.
No he won't, and a repair isn't necessary either.

I would probably recommend it (a reformat), but I could install Windows on the system in my sig and then put the harddrive in my primary sistem (X3350, DFI blood iron, 8800GTS 512, ect), and get everything to work just fine without having to reinstall windows.
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It can be done, you can just put your board in boot it up and as its adding your new hardware make sure to uninstall your old drivers, the only problem is that its not 100 percent. Some motherboards and/or devices use different types of drivers that can make your registry FUBAR for sure but I say, if you really really dont want to reformat, give it a shot and try but your going to recieve the best performance one way or another with a clean install. Good luck!
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i think the bestway is to install new clean windows it doesent take much time if you have fast computer.
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