Changing MOBO: need to reinstall the OS?


I'm changing the MOBO in my web server from a PII 400Mhz to an Athlon XP 2100.

The system has been running Windows 2000 very stably for about four years.

Am I naive to hope that I can just drop in the new MOBO without having to reinstall the OS?

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  1. It's possible that it could work, but for best stability and performance you should reinstall the OS.

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  2. I've had good luck doing just a repair installation under XP and suspect you'll be able to get by with that under 2k as well.

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  3. I find it helps to go into device manager and clear out all drivers before shutting done the old board for the last time.
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