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Ok...so i sold off almost my entire setup and bought a pentium D 805 and a new mobo and a new waterblock. My question is will i have to do a reinstall of windows since i'm changing chipsets and changing from single to dual core and adding emt64? I know it is always beneficial to do a fresh install of windows when installing a new mobo but is it necessary?
 
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yes it necessary to do a fresh install of window with a new mobo, as the previous install will be configured and be using the drivers for the old mobo which means even if you can boot to your old install of windows you will probly not be able to use any perheprials etc...
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You should be able to do a repair instatlation too. Boot to the Windows CD, then right before you would partition your hard drive, there is an option to repair the instalation. Chose that. It will then seem like it is installing windows (which it is), but dont worry, you will still have all your programs and file! The only thing is you will have to reinstall all your drivers (even for things that havnt changed)
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thnx fellas that kinda stinks cause im not quite sure where my xp cd is. i better get to looking anyway thnx for all the help.
 
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actually has anyone tried the windows xp64bit with the new intel dual cores. I know all the dual cores are emt64 so it should run. Would i have any issues with getting the 120 day trial period of xp64 and then just cracking the time limit?
 
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