New Mother Board

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

MajorModeler

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 7, 2007
Messages
149
I want to unplug everything from the existing mother board, remove it, and slide in a new mother board, reconnect everything, boot from the Win XP CD, do a repair and take off running without having to re-install all the application programs.
Will this work, or do I have do do a completely new install of XP and reinstall all the applications?
 
Joined
May 26, 2003
Messages
3,303
The motherboard is a major component and under XP will require a reinstall unless it's identical to the old MB.
 

MajorModeler

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 7, 2007
Messages
149
Couchmaster - that is what I was afraid I would hear.....
1069 - thanks for the link. That was what I was going to try anyway.
Thanks to both of you for responding.
 
Joined
May 15, 2006
Messages
11,849
Doing a repair-installation of windows after the new motherboard is installed along with installing all of the special chipset drivers and others off the special drivers disk that comes with the motherboard and the motherboard manual will explain this installation to you quite easily.

A full install usually is not needed. Just follow what the manufacturer of the motherboard recommends.
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2006
Messages
248
Ozrom1e is right.

Just out of curiousity though, why are you doing a repair installation with XP?
 

MajorModeler

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 7, 2007
Messages
149
NeoBix - because I am changing the mother board, different mfg, different cpu, different memory......
And I do not want to go trrough the pain of setting up the software configuration again along with re-installing all the applications.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Top