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post #11 of 19
So long as you uninstall any motherboard drivers before changing, you will be fine. Windows 7 works fairly well with platform changes.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by kyle2194 View Post
I had bsods when trying to boot into windows even in safe mode.
It may have been the result of going from IDE mode to AHCI mode.
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I've found that newer version of Windows (Vista/7) are more forgiving to installing new hardware (like mobo/cpu/etc) on the same Windows install than prior operating systems like XP. Come to think of it, I've had no issues swapping hardware around in Vista/7 but plenty back in 98/2000/XP...
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So long as you uninstall any motherboard drivers before changing, you will be fine. Windows 7 works fairly well with platform changes.
Motherboard drivers? Care to explain how I would do this?
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post #15 of 19
i upgraded the mobo/cpu on an xp machine, did the repair install (took about 20min)
installed the new mobo drivers, and all is well
post #16 of 19
Yeah, better to reformat and reinstall Windows, sometimes old drivers will conflict with each other and causes problems.
    
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post #17 of 19
Unfortunately you won't know until you pull the trigger and do it. If you are lucky it will all seem fine. If you run into problems later you may end up suspecting that its because of not re-installing it and you will do it at that time. I have seen where some of the MB drivers conflicted after moving to a new board. It really all depends. I suspect that Windows 7 maybe better at handling the change that XP. Personally, I would do a fresh install. Its a pain to try to chase problems down later and have the thought in the back of your head that it may be because of the old install.
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post #18 of 19
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*Sigh* Will do then...

Looks like the general idea is to reinstall...
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by uKnighted View Post
*Sigh* Will do then...

Looks like the general idea is to reinstall...
That's just a preferred method because it is nice and clean. I still say that you should do it your way, but with this one difference: prepare as though you are going to format and start over just in case it comes down to that. So, just upgrade the hardware and then see what happens.

Yes, my personal preference would be a clean, fresh start. But if I literally didn't have any time for it, then I would certainly attempt this without touching anything just to see what happens. Like I said, I've even seen people switch to entirely new platforms (from AMD to Intel, or from Intel to AMD) where Windows only wanted to be reactivated.
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