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GT7R July 10, 2012 03:14 AM

Mobo change - re-install OS?
 
As a general rule with win 7 - do you guys think I should re-install after changing a mobo? (to a different model of course)

KaptCrunch July 10, 2012 05:07 AM

with prices of storage buy another C: drive and keep your data on old drive D:

GT7R July 10, 2012 05:12 AM

I don't care about the data as much, just to save some time as I'm getting this scenario many times.

blaze_125 July 10, 2012 05:54 AM

You don't need to re-install unless you're changing the mobo of a OEM system with an OS tied to the hardware.

Dzzope July 10, 2012 06:26 AM

idd, you don't *have to* but generally it is advisable if making a change that big to the system.


Also if you have an OEM copy of windows you may be a lil stuck.

trayton July 10, 2012 06:50 AM

I usually see if it boots first and lets me do the usual things I do.. If no crashes (blue screens etc..) then I'll leave it for a while and format when I have excess time (which doesnt happen often)

stoanee July 10, 2012 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trayton (Post 641049)
I usually see if it boots first and lets me do the usual things I do.. If no crashes (blue screens etc..) then I'll leave it for a while and format when I have excess time (which doesnt happen often)


Same.....^^

redline July 10, 2012 08:47 AM

Yeah, Windows 7 should be able to handle it. You might want to uninstall drivers before making the swap. You could also use something like Acronis Universal Restore.

Pabz0r545 July 10, 2012 09:40 AM

I did the p67 to z68 with no problems but I just upgraded my brothers computer from an x58 platform to z77 and the swap did not go so well. We were unable to boot into windows after installing the new cpu/mobo/ram. I had to pull all the hardware out of his case and hook the old stuff back up to get the new drivers on before we installed the new hardware.

crazyea July 10, 2012 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trayton (Post 641049)
I usually see if it boots first and lets me do the usual things I do.. If no crashes (blue screens etc..) then I'll leave it for a while and format when I have excess time (which doesnt happen often)

What he said. I even ran mine for a month or two until it forced me to reactivate again.....


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