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.