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New motherboard installation

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Als_dive, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. Als_dive

    Als_dive Thread Starter

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    Hi all, going to install new motherboard, does anything in windows 'add/remove programs' need to be removed before installing new software for the new motherboard? thanks
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    If you are going to reuse the Windows installation on the new motherboard, you will need to do an XP repair (i assume this is the OS). No, no programs need to be removed.

    The hardware is so different, most likely it will not boot and possibly trash the XP installation, so you need to install the new mobo, enter the bios and set the date and time, make any custom changes you need, save changes and exit. Do not let it try to boot from the hard drive, boot from the XP CD and do a repair install, this will remove all the old hardware drivers, once the repair is done, boot into windows and install all your new motherboard drivers, starting with the chipset driver.


    Scroll down to "Replace a Failed Motherboard" for the proceedure

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125


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  3. Als_dive

    Als_dive Thread Starter

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    Hi, thanks for reply,will post the result next week
     
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