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Changing MOBO: need to reinstall the OS?

  • Motherboards
  • Windows 2000
  • Web Server
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Motherboards
June 7, 2004 10:11:00 PM


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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a b V Motherboard
June 8, 2004 3:29:24 AM

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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June 8, 2004 11:13:46 AM

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