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Anonymous
August 8, 2010 4:01:22 PM

My question is pretty simple:
I've got a P31 chipset motherboard at the moment and I don't like it due to the fact that it doesn't present me with very many overclocking functions. I know that with a decent motherboard I would be able to overclock my processor to 3GHz or more.

I heard a while ago that your OS is bound to your motherboard and CPU so you have to re-install Windows after replacing either of them.
So, if I buy a new motherboard which is completely different to my current motherboard, do I have to re-install Windows or not?

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a b V Motherboard
August 8, 2010 4:21:41 PM

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a new motherboard which is completely different to my current motherboard, do I have to re-install Windows or not?


The hard drive is loaded up with the system drivers for the P31 which will not function for a P45 for example. A clean installation of the OS as well as the latest system drivers for the new MB are recommended. At repair installation of the OS is possible, but not recommended.
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Anonymous
August 8, 2010 4:25:32 PM

How come it's not recommended?
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a b V Motherboard
August 8, 2010 4:28:31 PM

Have you ever performed a repair installation of an OS? Which OS do you use?
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a b V Motherboard
August 8, 2010 4:40:00 PM

Here you go. Knock yourself out. Should the repair install attempt go bad, reformat and do a clean installation. Be sure to back up important data to disk or removable drive before you go to work.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-instal...
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Anonymous
August 29, 2010 10:51:40 AM

Best answer selected by dangerman200k.
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