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November 14, 2012 5:15:45 PM

If i change the motherboard, the processor, and the videocard do i have to reinstall windows on my computer??? Or will it automatically adapt to the new parts????

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November 14, 2012 5:22:47 PM

The current installation of Windows would have all the wrong drivers. You would need to do at least a Repair-Install.
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November 14, 2012 5:32:16 PM

I would do a clean install. Although its a pain, its the best way to go as far as stability.
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November 14, 2012 5:39:19 PM

For the best performance with the least amount of windows errors a clean install is always preferred, however you can boot up in safe mode and install the new drivers off the motherboard disk and take your chances. If it doesn't work you can then do a clean install. I usually put windows in its own partition so i can do a clean install with out having to reload all my games.
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November 14, 2012 5:43:13 PM

If you have an OEM copy of Windows, you can't technically install it with a different motherboard than it was registered with. If it fails to register with MS you can call the number and plead your case to a human. Some win, some lose.

If you have the full version it's not a problem.
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November 14, 2012 5:49:11 PM

All right thanks
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