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Can I change my mother board without rinstalling window 7s

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November 27, 2010 1:19:02 PM

Hello,can I change my motherboard without reinstalling windows 7?

More about : change mother board rinstalling window

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November 27, 2010 4:24:43 PM

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-
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November 27, 2010 9:49:18 PM

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...
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November 27, 2010 10:21:00 PM

It will cause trouble eventually. Dont do it. Even though you think it works you'll wonder why your new machine is giving problems.
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November 27, 2010 10:33:42 PM

Swamimw said:
Hello,can I change my motherboard without reinstalling windows 7?

are you having problems.?
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November 27, 2010 10:34:10 PM

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.
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December 5, 2010 1:04:04 PM

Best answer selected by Swamimw.
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December 5, 2010 1:07:39 PM

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...

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December 5, 2010 1:07:57 PM

Enjoy ;) 
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