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New Motherboard Install Question.

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February 4, 2006 3:52:37 AM

I am in the process of installing a new motherboard. My question is do you have to reformat the drive and do a fresh install of Xp Pro. Or can I hook the drive up to the new motherboard and fire the computer up as if nothing has changed?
February 4, 2006 4:18:18 AM

depends if they are using the same chipset like nf4 then maybe you could just plug it in and see
February 4, 2006 4:48:56 AM

As has been said, it will only work if it uses the same chipset.

If windows won't load, just do a repair of windows using your XP cd and it should be all good with no loss of data.
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February 4, 2006 8:12:12 PM

Altho, if possible, it's always recommended to format and do a fresh XP install.
February 7, 2006 3:27:31 AM

Very much agreed there. Always a good idea to reformat.
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