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So I woke up this morning to find my new revised P8P67 pro waiting for me at my door.

Is it recommended I do a fresh windows 7 U install after swapping out the new MB ?
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post #2 of 23
Yea I would recommend it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xXjay247Xx View Post
Yea I would recommend it.
seconded

You can sometimes get away with keeping the old install, but I recommend a fresh install anyway just to prevent future headaches.
 
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I'd recommend it. Usually switching mobos, unless it's with the same exact model and all, gives issues, from slower response times to BSOD's. Also, if you have legit Windows, changing mobos can be a reason to reactivate Windows. If you're gonna reactivate windows when it can fail, you'd better reinstall.
   
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Do it.
 
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I didn't when I got this mobo, and had no issues at all except for a wonky sata cable or 3 XD

Just sayin'.
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post #7 of 23
I would not reinstall Windows. Just go to device manager... and make sure that the new mobo is installed correctly.

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yes
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post #9 of 23
Re-install windows. I tried to leave my windows install going from the B2 to B3 version of my MOBO, and had headaches upon headaches.
post #10 of 23
Yeah man, for sure re-install unless it's the exact same motherboard as what you're replacing. Even if it's a new revision of the same motherboard, it's worth the time it takes to reinstall. At the very worst, it could clear up some old cookies or something. Clean installs run so much cleaner and it's better to do it now than for it to prevent a compatibility problem later on down the road that's harder to trace.
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