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Solved: new mother board

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by timmyt66, Aug 31, 2006.

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  1. timmyt66

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    i am putting a new motherboard and processor in my system will i have to reinstall win xp or will it pick up the hardware from the old board?
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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  3. dagrumpy1

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    If you are running XP you are proabley OK it is pretty goog at finging the new hardware. You will more than likely have to call Microsoft afterso many hardware changes.

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  4. erick295

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    More often than not, changing your motherboard will break Windows, and you will have to reinstall it. You might try it and see, but I would not expect the fix posted above to work. If you want to make your life easier, don't count on ever having access to your data again after you make a swap like that. I'm not saying there aren't ways of getting it back, but you would definitely be better off backing everything up first :D
     
  5. Rich-M

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    As most are saying, if the motherboard is sufficiently different, you will need to clean install.
     
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