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Replacing motherboard - what about chipset drivers


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#1 nate42nd

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:15 PM

I am moving from a EP45-UD3P Gigabyte to a P55-UD4P Gigabyte motherboard. Moving from a Core 2 Quad to an i7860 CPU. I am wondering if I will need to do a repair install or even a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit.

I was thinking it may just install the new chipset (and other drivers) over the old ones. I don't believe I could get so lucky.

Someone has to have done this before. Is there a way to maybe go into safe mode and un-install the drivers from the old motherboard then reboot and put the new driver CD in and do it this way? There are a lot of drivers involved......the chipset, sound, all onboard controllers etc....

I was just hoping to get lucky and someone would have the answer here. I don't mind doing a clean install but would rather not if I can simply install the new over the old.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:55 PM

FWIW: Some XP documentation:

Changing a Motherboard or Moving Hard Drive - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

Intel® Application Accelerator - Moving a Hard Drive to a New Motherboard - http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/sb/cs-009290.htm

Bear in mind that you still have RC1 of Win 7, so issues without logic may appear anytime.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:12 AM

Thanks for the links. I have the RTM of Windows 7. I will try it and if I need to do a repair or clean install I will.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:05 AM

Good luck :thumbsup:!

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