Upgrade question.

By Plague
Dec 28, 2004
  1. I couldn't decide if this should go into mb/cpu or this thread, but it's mainly about the OS


    I'm running Win2k sp4 on an AMD 1ghz thunderbird.

    The question is, if I upgraded my motherboard/cpu/ram, would I have to format, refresh the OS or could win2k adapt to the new hardware?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It will not adapt unless you upgrade to a mobo very similar to your current one, which would be rather pointless.

    You can remove all motherboard specific drivers from Device Manger, shut down, build the new system and start up. (And pray that it doesn't bluescreen)

    You can also do a repair install of Windows. This will leave most of your programs intact.

    A format would be the cleanest solution though.
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