installing new computer on existing system
I'm installing a new motherboard on my system because my existing mobo crapped out. Am I going to experience any trouble with Windows Vista SP2 when I switch out the motherboard? Not sure if it's going to report to Microsoft that it's on a different mainboard now or not(giving them piracy suspicions?).
I was thinking I should probably delete the drivers for the Onboard LAN, Audio, IDE controllers, etc. before I shut it down for the last time before I install the new motherboard. I don't see any reason to keep those drivers?
I'm certain I put too much thermal paste on the CPU last time, I've read that a person should spread the thermal grease very, very thin to the point where you can almost see through it. Good practice or no?
Is there anything else I'm missing or that I should do?
EDIT: The title was supposed to be "new motherboard on existing system". My brain is rattled today.
BIOSTAR TA790GXB Mobo - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Quad-Core Black Edition Win 7 Pro 64-bit
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB DDR2 800 Dual Channel -
Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler - Antec Truepower 2.0 480W PS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB SATA HDD - Seagate 120GB SATA HDD
Plextor PX716A DVD-R/RW - LG DVD-ROM - Hauppage PVR-250 TV Tuner - Antec Silver Aluminum Case