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Replacing Motherboard + CPU

By Acidwinter
Mar 29, 2006
  1. I just replaced my old ECS motherboard and Celeron D 2.93ghz CPU with a Chaintech Mobo and a AMD Athalon 64 3000+ venice cpu (socket 939). Now if I just hooked it up to my old hardrives and other hardware that still remained the same, would I have to re-install windows? I know a good amount about computer but I have never run into this situation. I am just wondering if I should get all my MP3's and important stuff off of there and just do a complete re-install. If I can just plug in and go, that would kick lots of ***.

    Im going to have to re-install everything anyway to make way for WIN pro 64x....

    But in the end, can I just replace motherboard, boot up and things be cool?
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    In most cases, if you boot up from the XP Cd and choose the windows REPAIR function, it will change the necessary drivers to run your system without having to completely reinstall everything.

    But it is a gamble. You should ABSOLUTELY back everything up ahead of time.

    Some good reading for you:
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html
     
  3. Acidwinter

    Acidwinter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Derrr

    Yah, I should have geussed....good ol' repair function
     
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