New MB w/existing OS & hardware? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2004, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8
Question New MB w/existing OS & hardware?

How will my XP OS handle a new MB and all the same hardware as before? I plan to install different brand MB that’s similar to the former BM.


Cummins600 is offline  
Old 11-10-2004, 03:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 393

after you hook everything up and fire up your computer you will have to put in ur windows cd and run a REPAIR installation.. this wont delete any of ur crucial data but itll allow XP to recognize the new mobo... also when you finish repairing windows just fire up the cd that came with ur mobo and install all the chipset drivers n whatnot

\"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.\"
_SiLv3R_ is offline  
Old 11-10-2004, 09:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 559

Ah, truthfully.. I would just format and reinstall windows. It does enough damage to itself without you having to run dirty repair's.
ChaosBlizzard is offline  
Old 11-10-2004, 01:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 35
Send a message via AIM to macknight Send a message via Yahoo to macknight
Default'll be counting your lucky restarts otherwise....
macknight is offline  
Old 11-10-2004, 11:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8

Hum, I see. Well, I will hope for the best avoiding a complete reinstall. But if not, I'll just have to reinstall.
Cummins600 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.