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What should I do when replacing my motherboard?

A few questions regarding replacing a motherboard:

1. Do I remove all devices in the Device Manager?
2. Do I need to manually install the software for all my drivers (both old and new)?
3. Should I do a clean install with a new OS?
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    I usually do a clean install - it's simpler - but you could install the drivers from the motherboard CD, and let Windows choose the ones to load. It might work.

    Removing the devices in Device Manager might not be a good idea.
  2. +1 to Compulsive

    Do a clean install
  3. BACKUP YOUR DATA FIRST!!!

    You can test it first to see if your new mobo works with your existing OS install, and if it doesn't work then you can do the clean install.
  4. AbdullahG said:
    A few questions regarding replacing a motherboard:

    1. Do I remove all devices in the Device Manager?
    2. Do I need to manually install the software for all my drivers (both old and new)?
    3. Should I do a clean install with a new OS?


    Why are you replacing your motherboard?

    If, for example, you are replacing a faulty P67 B1 motherboard with the same B3 version, you don't have to do anything.
    You will get a request from windows to reactivate since it looks like a different motherboard.
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