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I don't have the PC in my sig anymore, but I kept the hard drives...I just put together my new PC (Athlon X4 640, HAF X, 4GB G.Skill DDR3, Silverstone Olympia 750 Watt, Corsair A70 Heatsink) and it booted into Windows no problem from my own computer. I thought once you changed motherboards you had to reinstall Windows again?..
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For best results yes, but it seems that windows 7 works just fine without it.
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My Intel DP67BG stopped working and I went out last night to MC and bought an AMD combo. I didn't have to reinstall Windows 7 either and so far everything seems just fine.
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wait a few days and see what happens
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I don't think so, win 7 seems to be that flexible. all it does is update to the mother boards drivers. I could be wrong so wait it out
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Was it the same chipset?
If not, win7 is just awesome like that
    
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It was a completely different chipset/CPU. I previously had an i5 2500K and an Intel board. What I did was to make sure to uninstall every Intel driver (motherboard/sata, etc.) the moment I got into Windows 7 after installing my new AMD MSI motherboard and CPU. After I did that I then installed the new drivers for the AMD chipset and everything has been fine now for a few days. Saved me alot of time.
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
wait a few days and see what happens
Is that from personal experience? If I do need to reinstall windows I might as well wait until SP1 is out next week.
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