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Swapping AMD to Intel mobo and to fresh install?

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July 28, 2013 6:26:13 PM

Me again!!

As title says i am swapping from AMD to Intel.

Now in terms of doing a wipe and fresh install....

Do I need to run something like Dban prior to swapping out my hardware? or can I swap the hardware then just run the windows 7 disk to format/install?

My understanding is that once I install my new motherboard/CPU, is that I have to run the driver disk BEFORE I install windows. is this right?

Just looking for the easiest way to avoid any driver conflicts.
July 28, 2013 7:03:30 PM

If you swap an AMD motherboard for an Intel motherboard or vice versa, you'll need to reinstall, no way around it. You'll also need to aquire a new license if you have an OEM copy of Windows. Driver conflicts are the least of your worries. But as long as you have a retail copy you will have no issues.
July 28, 2013 8:40:38 PM

Yea I know that I need to do a fresh install without a doubt.

My question is, do I have to wipe the hard drive prior to swapping the new motherboard in (via Dban or something similar) then just do the new install?


Can I install the new motherboard then use my windows 7 disk to format the drive as part of the re-install?
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a b $ Windows 7
a b å Intel
a c 307 V Motherboard
a b À AMD
July 28, 2013 9:59:15 PM

When you boot up the Windows 7 disk, you can just delete the old partitions that already exist then start the new installation on a new partition. It makes a 100MB System Reserved partition and a C: partition.
July 28, 2013 10:29:59 PM

great thanks