Changing Mainboard

  Doug S 20:08 01 Jan 2003
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  Doug S 20:08 01 Jan 2003

Is it possible to keep a hard disk and all its programs, settings etc and attach it to a new motherboard.
This would obviously save a lot of time.
I would hope that Windows would simply find new hardware and install drivers for it.
Or am I being naive?

  Rayuk 20:40 01 Jan 2003

Before you take old motherboard out,uninstal all the motherboard drivers then when you instal new motherboard instal new drivers.You may be lucky enough to get away with it.

  Tog 21:26 01 Jan 2003

I replaced a motherboard & CPU with no problems just doing a straight swap, but when I later reloaded from scratch there was a noticeable increase in performance.

  woodchip 21:37 01 Jan 2003

You are better doing a clean install

  Doug S 17:44 02 Jan 2003

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond. I think a clean install will be a better long term solution despite the upfront work it needs.
Happy New Year!

  woodchip 21:25 02 Jan 2003

All the best Woodchip

  woodchip 21:26 02 Jan 2003

All the best Woodchip

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