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New motherboard and O/S

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August 16, 2010 8:48:53 PM

I have a new MB installed onto my computer case. Is there anyway to use the old hard drive with its O/S and programs or do I have to reinstall the O/S. If I do will I also have to reinstall all the programs? HELP

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a c 234 V Motherboard
August 16, 2010 10:05:56 PM

1) There will be no issues if the motherboard is an exact replacement.

2) If a new motherboard all together, there is a chance you can use your old hard drive on the new motherboard. I would install the hard drive on the new motherboard and see if it boots. If you have issues, try pressing F8 and booting that way. This should where you boot up. From there I would recommend booting up in Safe Mode and use a program like DriveSweeper to remove all drivers from your old motherboard before installing the new drivers. This will help prevent conflicts.
a c 234 V Motherboard
August 17, 2010 1:19:40 AM

Zipzoomflyhigh does bring up a good point & recommendation. You can try what I listed, if against a fresh install but your safest bet is a fresh install of OS & Programs.
June 27, 2011 11:04:28 AM

Thanks, I will try and advise results.