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Which motherboard/cpu drivers should I remove?

I'm planning on upgrading my computer for that I will need to uninstall the AMD drivers for the new Nvidia drivers.

I really need some help on which drivers I need to uninstall for the CPU and motherboard and possibly GPU but I think I got the basics of the GPU (I'm not planning on reinstalling windows).

I've also listed a screenshot of all my drivers
Thanks a lot in advanced!

http://imgur.com/a/E9S4M
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  1. Uhhh what are you upgrading? From the sound of it no cpu drivers need to be touched.
  2. Supahos said:
    Uhhh what are you upgrading? From the sound of it no cpu drivers need to be touched.


    Motherboard, CPU and GPU.
    From an Athlon X4 860K, Gigabyte F2A68HM-HD2, R9 270X to an I7 7700K, 1070, MSI Z270
    pretty big upgrade.
  3. You will need to uninstall ALL the drivers for motherboard and chipset. Also your safest bet will be a clean install of windows. When Windows is installed, it loads its own drivers based on the hardware it sees installed. You are jerking that hardware out from under Windows, so it may not even boot.
  4. clarkjd said:
    You will need to uninstall ALL the drivers for motherboard and chipset. Also your safest bet will be a clean install of windows. When Windows is installed, it loads its own drivers based on the hardware it sees installed. You are jerking that hardware out from under Windows, so it may not even boot.


    I know it can cause problems but I'm willing to risk it, having to move all my files to do a clean installation is just too time consuming. I know its a lot to ask but I was asking which specif drivers I was meant to uninstall. I know its all the motherboard drivers and chipsets but I simply don't know which ones which. A lot of these drivers have "AMD" in their title when you click properties it states its made from Microsoft I was told to not uninstall Microsoft drivers so now I'm just confused to which driver to uninstall.
  5. David_166 said:
    clarkjd said:
    You will need to uninstall ALL the drivers for motherboard and chipset. Also your safest bet will be a clean install of windows. When Windows is installed, it loads its own drivers based on the hardware it sees installed. You are jerking that hardware out from under Windows, so it may not even boot.


    I know it can cause problems but I'm willing to risk it, having to move all my files to do a clean installation is just too time consuming. I know its a lot to ask but I was asking which specif drivers I was meant to uninstall. I know its all the motherboard drivers and chipsets but I simply don't know which ones which. A lot of these drivers have "AMD" in their title when you click properties it states its made from Microsoft I was told to not uninstall Microsoft drivers so now I'm just confused to which driver to uninstall.

    Since you are going from AMD to intel and nVidia, I don't see why you would want anything with AMD in it, even if made by Microsoft.

    Also I would think it would be easier to backup your current files with a working system, than to find it doesn't work and you have to do a clean install of Windows anyway.
  6. Yes you'll have to reinstall or you'll run into issue way too big of a change. That's not an upgrade that's a new PC.
  7. Supahos said:
    Yes you'll have to reinstall or you'll run into issue way too big of a change. That's not an upgrade that's a new PC.


    I have the SSD as the boot option meaning windows is installed onto it, this means I have to format it in bios and reinstall windows with a usb? If so can you link me some sort of tutorial to how to format an ssd in bios?
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    David_166 said:
    Supahos said:
    Yes you'll have to reinstall or you'll run into issue way too big of a change. That's not an upgrade that's a new PC.


    I have the SSD as the boot option meaning windows is installed onto it, this means I have to format it in bios and reinstall windows with a usb? If so can you link me some sort of tutorial to how to format an ssd in bios?


    Use the Windows Media Creation Tool to create the bootable USB. Set the Boot order in BIOS to boot from the USB key first. then re-boot. the install process will begin automatically, and you can then format the SSD from within the install process, not BIOS.
  9. clarkjd said:
    David_166 said:
    Supahos said:
    Yes you'll have to reinstall or you'll run into issue way too big of a change. That's not an upgrade that's a new PC.


    I have the SSD as the boot option meaning windows is installed onto it, this means I have to format it in bios and reinstall windows with a usb? If so can you link me some sort of tutorial to how to format an ssd in bios?


    Use the Windows Media Creation Tool to create the bootable USB. Set the Boot order in BIOS to boot from the USB key first. then re-boot. the install process will begin automatically, and you can then format the SSD from within the install process, not BIOS.


    Does this tutorial sum up what you mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E49IjCMKU4g
  10. David_166 said:
    clarkjd said:
    David_166 said:
    Supahos said:
    Yes you'll have to reinstall or you'll run into issue way too big of a change. That's not an upgrade that's a new PC.


    I have the SSD as the boot option meaning windows is installed onto it, this means I have to format it in bios and reinstall windows with a usb? If so can you link me some sort of tutorial to how to format an ssd in bios?


    Use the Windows Media Creation Tool to create the bootable USB. Set the Boot order in BIOS to boot from the USB key first. then re-boot. the install process will begin automatically, and you can then format the SSD from within the install process, not BIOS.


    Does this tutorial sum up what you mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E49IjCMKU4g

    Pretty much.. Except if you are using a flash drive, then you have to set the boot order to the removable media option.
  11. clarkjd said:
    David_166 said:
    clarkjd said:
    David_166 said:
    Supahos said:
    Yes you'll have to reinstall or you'll run into issue way too big of a change. That's not an upgrade that's a new PC.


    I have the SSD as the boot option meaning windows is installed onto it, this means I have to format it in bios and reinstall windows with a usb? If so can you link me some sort of tutorial to how to format an ssd in bios?


    Use the Windows Media Creation Tool to create the bootable USB. Set the Boot order in BIOS to boot from the USB key first. then re-boot. the install process will begin automatically, and you can then format the SSD from within the install process, not BIOS.


    Does this tutorial sum up what you mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E49IjCMKU4g

    Pretty much.. Except if you are using a flash drive, then you have to set the boot order to the removable media option.



    Ahh ok got it, thanks alot man.
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