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Old 08-23-2005, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Changing motherboards

First of all a warning about buying a refurbished Abit NF7-S from . I got two and both were bad. I posted a topic about my first one. Not saying anything bad about mwave. So far they have treated me right. I ended up returning the last NF7-S and ordering a MSI KT880 Delta-FSR. Due to the returns it has been a long time since I tried to change out mobos I forgot what are the best ways to do it.
If I remember correctly it is best to do a fresh install of the OS when doing this since all the drivers for the old mobo are still on the hard drive? Can someone refresh my memory?

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Old 08-23-2005, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes definitely reinstall Windows afterwards, otherwise you're bound to have problems. You are right that it is because of drivers, etc.


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Old 08-23-2005, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have already backed up my important files to my second hard drive. When I do the re-install will I have to re-install my programs (games, ISP software, applications, etc.)?
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