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installing new motherboard

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Als_dive, Apr 4, 2010.

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  1. Als_dive

    Als_dive Thread Starter

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    Hi all, am installing new motherboard, what needs to be removed from the add/remove programs of windows before installing new software for the new motherboard,thanks
     
  2. Bernardo

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    This should really be under Hardware, not multi-media. I'd hit the report button and request a forum move.

    Other than that, you are probably going to be looking at a complete Windows reinstallation unless the boards are pretty similar.....From XP up, new hardware changes aren't taken to lightly........
     
  3. Jack Hackett

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    A Repair Installation of the OS is usually the way. No need to do a complete Clean Install, unless of course you want to waste time and go through all the re-installing of other programs too... choice is yours
     
  4. Bernardo

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    Repair installs "sometimes" will work ;) With a new board, I'd still opt for a clean install......just my two centavos.
     
  5. lordsmurf

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    New motherboards almost always require a complete reinstall, due to differing HAL. You can't change the HAL with a repair install.
     
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