New Motherboard Install Question. Tags: Motherboards Last response: February 7, 2006 3:27 AM in Motherboards Share Vision70 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? More about : motherboard install question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove dvdpiddy 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 | Report abuse foofighters 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. | Report abuse Vile February 4, 2006 8:12:12 PM Altho, if possible, it's always recommended to format and do a fresh XP install. | Report abuse luminaris February 7, 2006 3:27:31 AM Very much agreed there. Always a good idea to reformat. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>New Motherboard Install Question.> Related ressources: ForumWindows 7 won't install on new Motherboard and RAM ForumMotherboard Buy / Install - Last minute questions ForumUpgrading to a new motherboard , can I still re- install Windows? ForumNew Build Install process question ForumHow to Upgrade Motherboard and Install new version of Windows ForumShould I re install OS with new motherboard ? ForumMotherboard shorting out after new CPU cooler install ForumNew motherboard requires new windows install ... ForumCan't Install New Motherboard ForumI want a new motherboard but have some questions. ForumWhat's the best way to install a new motherboard and Windows 7 ForumFresh Install & ssd question ForumXP install on new motherobard upgrade question ForumNew motherboard with old windows 7 install ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumWhich Motherboard is best? ForumQuestion about A8N SLI Deluxe mobo ForumRAM on Intel 975x motherboard ForumRam upgrade question >.<! Forummotherboard memory slots and DDR/DDR2 More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !