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Would i need to remove any drivers if i upgrade to a new motherboard?

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August 17, 2013 7:55:22 PM

So im thinking of getting a new cpu, fx6300 or 8320, from my current a10-6800k. And i would get an ASRock 990FX Extreme4 board upgrade from my current MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 board. So would i need to remove any drivers or anything that might have came with the current board or that i might have installed, because i dont remember if i did, before i install the new board and install anything else i might have to for the new mobo? If there would be anything else i would have to do before installing the new board, please let me know too. Thanks!

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August 17, 2013 8:17:54 PM

If you're asking this question, you need to do a complete OS reinstall for a new motherboard.
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August 17, 2013 8:29:52 PM

cuecuemore said:
If you're asking this question, you need to do a complete OS reinstall for a new motherboard.


Why would i have to do that? Cant i just pop in a new mobo. I dont want to lose all my Windows 8 data and have to like download everything again and basically have to rebuild my current OS enviornment. Isnt there any other way instead of re installing my OS, or if i will really have to, how can i make my OS, settings, etc etc. all be the same after i reinstall the OS? i have the Windows 8 full install disk btw.
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August 17, 2013 10:25:13 PM

It's up to you, but I can't recommend anything other than a full reinstall. Half the time, the old OS will refuse to boot with the new board.
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