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Changing motherboards for Vista 64.

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August 18, 2010 6:12:11 PM

This is the first time that I'm switching out my motherboard. I've never done this before and wanted to know if there are any tips or things that I should be aware of.

I used to be on Intel and had done a clean install of windows vista 64 when I put that computer together. Now that I'm upgrading, I've switched over to AMD. Will it be as easy as just switching the mobo out and booting up. Or will I need to do a clean install again? Any tips would be great, thank you.

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August 18, 2010 10:56:04 PM
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August 18, 2010 11:53:40 PM

wow thanks...i'm going to do exactly as you recommended. i've been dreading this moment but i'm upgrading from a duo core 2.5 ghz to a phenom II 965 and from 4770 to gtx 460 so i need to suck it up. Thanks again.
August 20, 2010 3:56:28 PM

I don't see the reason to risk installation errors. I save all my program installers in a separate folder, as well as anything else that's worth keeping, and toss it on my 1 terabyte external. Then I wipe my hard drive squeaky clean. Then I install a clean version of whatever os. Thats me though. I'm not afraid to start fresh.
August 20, 2010 10:27:42 PM

I'm actually going to just reformat the partition that the OS is on and do a fresh install.
August 20, 2010 10:28:03 PM

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