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post #1 of 14
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I'm returning my ASUS P8P67 Pro and getting a Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3. Would I need to reinstall the OS or will it still boot up?

I lent my Win7 disc to a friend who isn't in the province right now so I cannot get it back for a few months.
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post #2 of 14
New system=os reinstall.
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post #3 of 14
it will work, but you would want to reinstall a new OS. Fresh OS on new motherboard is way better, but you can bear with it until your friend comes back.
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post #4 of 14
It'll still boot fine, though most people recommend formatting after installing a new motherboard (I never have, no issues. Even from AMD to Intel )
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post #5 of 14
You may get away with it but I wouldnt recommend it. Just because they are the same chipset (NB) the southbridge is different giving you different audio, lan, etc...
    
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post #6 of 14
I'm lazy and have most of my stuff set up as I want it so when I went PII to SB I didn't reinstall the os, not problems here. If you don't have much to reinstall, its always nice to have that fresh windows smell though
post #7 of 14
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It'll only be temporary. I'll get Windows 7 Professional from my college if it's absolutely required.
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post #8 of 14
You only need to reinstall Windoze if you are making a massive upgrade or switching Processor companies. And sometimes not even then.
Going from an AMD 770 Chipset to an 890FX doesnt need a reinstall but a larger upgrade may require it. The same goes for Intel.
If you are just putting in a new motherboard there isnt a reason to most of the time.

Its not needed. But a new OS with a new motherboard does give one warm fuzzies. The problem is its work/time that is wasted 99% of the time.

Its mainly an issue of Peace of Mind vs Practicality.
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post #9 of 14
Not required but definitely recommended to install a fresh OS when getting a new motherboard just so you ensure there are no underlying driver conflicts.
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post #10 of 14
I've heard a couple of successes with Win 7 (retail iirc), but I would just try it. If worst comes to worst... well reinstall away lol
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