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I've just recently received my new 1155 motherboard, and I was going to replace my old 775 one a bit later. Now I've been getting mixed signals on this with some people saying "Oh you need to reinstall windows" and others saying "Oh you don't need to do anything but plug in the new mobo"

This is my first real motherboard upgrade and I was wondering besides removing the old one and putting the new one in, what else do I need to do? Thanks.
post #2 of 10
it might work prob wont but a fresh install never hurt anyone
post #3 of 10
You may need reinstall your is or you back up your is on a different them transfer it back and "repair" it with the windows install disk. If that doesn't work them reinstalling is your only bet.
Chime in if I am wrong
Also reinstalling never hurts like the other poster said
Edited by v1ral - 4/11/11 at 9:35am
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Ugh, I was hoping I didn't have to reinstall windows. Oh well, thanks for the replies!
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I would strongly recommend reinstalling windows.

It shouldn't be a problem unless you have an OEM version.
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post #6 of 10
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I would strongly recommend reinstalling windows.

It shouldn't be a problem unless you have an OEM version.
Why would that be a problem? The only caveat with OEM is you have to do a full install.
post #7 of 10
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Why would that be a problem? The only caveat with OEM is you have to do a full install.
I thought OEM software could only activate once? Or am I mistaken? I can't remember who told me that, so I might just be spreading lies

I know I've been able to activate my msdn copy several times during rebuilds ^^
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I thought OEM software could only activate once? Or am I mistaken? I can't remember who told me that, so I might just be spreading lies

I know I've been able to activate my msdn copy several times during rebuilds ^^
Most of the OEM copies I've used activated just fine. Some didn't, but that only takes a call to Microsoft explaining you've upgraded hardware.
post #9 of 10
When you swap out something as significant as a MoBo, you should always install a fresh copy of your OS otherwise you run the risk of driver conflicts and general instability issues. Plus, the OS may prompt you to reactive the OS license anyways. Aside from all of that it forces you to go through all of the stuff you had installed on your old OS as to whether or not you really need it loaded....I always find that that is the case and the end game is a smaller footprint on your HDD and a quicker booting, more responsive system.

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Well i didnt do a fresh reinstall at all, cuz i lost my window 7 cd, lol, still i installed my new board , new cpu and new ram, then connect the old hdd to my new board, and let this wonderful motherboard do the update for me, put in the cd and got everything up to date with window and work like a charm after. Still do a clean install of window 7 is recommended to be safe tho.
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