To any one that can answer: Upgrading Motherboard

  Gooseballer 15:32 25 May 2005

To any one that can answer:
Is it posibble to upgrade my existing motherboard to a new one and not have to reinstall windows on my hard drive?

  SEASHANTY 15:42 25 May 2005

Some information on this website
click here

  musicman19 15:42 25 May 2005

It is possible but is not advisable.
The new board will require different drivers installed and is best that an upgrade is followed by a complete fresh installation of Windows.

  Gooseballer 15:46 25 May 2005

i would do that but i do not have the instalation disk

  martjc 16:33 25 May 2005

...if so, you can re-install from that once you have changed your mobo.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:33 25 May 2005

Will not work if OEM supplied with machine.


1. boot to safe mode

2. remove motherboard drivers

3. change motherboard

4. reboot to safe made and load new drivers

5 reboot see if it works

6. You may to re activate windows as a motherboard renewal is classed as one of the 4 items needing reactivation by MSoft

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