Installed a new mobo reinstall windows?

By Legoflamb
Jan 18, 2008
  1. Ok sorry this is a bit of a cross post, but do I just whack in my xp cd and tell it to repair the vers of windows already installed or do I *have* to back everything up, reformat and then clean install?

    I've never changed mobo's without changing everythigg else before, so I'm at a bit of a loss.

  2. MasterCaster00

    MasterCaster00 TS Rookie

    You will probably have to reinstall Windows. I have only ever once maybe twice gotten away with Windows coming up and just requiring new driver installs for the new board. Best bet would be just to back up the drive, do the board install and try a boot to see what happens.
  3. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 150

    haha just realised I didn't bother to backup anything before I installed the board.

    Don't know how I could be so stupid.....

    I guess I'll have to jsut try a repair now and then reformat if it's really ****ed.
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