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Best way dealing w/old drivers/software when replacing MOBO?

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I'm replacing two motherboards on existing systems.

I just wanted to know what the best way to deal with the old drivers/software so there is no conflict when the new platform is installed?

Any help of tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that if you replace the mobo, then you must reformat otherwise there could be really annoying software issues. Not only that, but Windows would probably complain.
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Best way is to use DriverCleanerPro.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that if you replace the mobo, then you must reformat otherwise there could be really annoying software issues. Not only that, but Windows would probably complain.
+1 Reformat. You will be thankful that you did...

You could try booting to Safe Mode and cleaning everything with DriverSweeper, but there's no guarantees and you will most likely run into issues before to0 long.
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If you decide to not reinstall/reformat (Which isn't a good idea) make sure to get one with the same chipset, I've had some luck getting away with that.
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