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Old 02-12-2005, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so when I install my new motherboard, do I HAVE to start with a fresh Windows intallation?

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Old 02-12-2005, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have 9x or me you can usually reinstall the drivers and be stable again. Xp usually sends you to the blue screen of death, causing you to reinstall.

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Old 02-13-2005, 12:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Any time you install a major new piece of hardware you should reformat.
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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for best performance with any new major upgrade you should format. Its not nessesary but its worth it.
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