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Can I change my mother board without rinstalling window 7s

Hello,can I change my motherboard without reinstalling windows 7?
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  1. Best answer
    Normally yes, especially for some boards which are quite similar. Or else you might have compatibilty problems-
    Its advisable to re install win when using a new mobo, some chipset drivers have to be installed freshly on a new windows-
  2. correct.
    if the motherboard is the exact same then you do not have to re-install.
    they have to be more than quite similar, they have to be the same,
    well I think that the integrated video can be different so maybe the term extremely similar can work...
  3. It will cause trouble eventually. Dont do it. Even though you think it works you'll wonder why your new machine is giving problems.
  4. Swamimw said:
    Hello,can I change my motherboard without reinstalling windows 7?

    are you having problems.?
  5. daship said:
    It will cause trouble eventually. Dont do it. Even though you think it works you'll wonder why your new machine is giving problems.

    depends.
  6. Best answer selected by Swamimw.
  7. Thanks,

    I did the install without reloading everything. Both were AMD MB, one was two years old (HP ET1161-03), and the other a brand new ASUS M4A89GTD. It seems to work great! However, I did need itt o work ASAP. Over the holidays I may do a complete install.

    Thanks again,

    verbalizer said:
    correct.
    if the motherboard is the exact same then you do not have to re-install.
    they have to be more than quite similar, they have to be the same,
    well I think that the integrated video can be different so maybe the term extremely similar can work...
  8. Enjoy ;)
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