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Should i reinstall windows for my new motherboard?

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December 29, 2012 1:14:14 AM

Hey i just bought a ASUS P8Z77-V pro and a Intel i5 3570k to upgrade from my old ASUS F1A75-m le and shitty amd cpu and i was just wondering that once i get everything in the case if i should just boot from my windows 7 disc and reinstall windows

P.S i dont have anything imporntant on my pc but games so i dont really think i would have to back my hardrive up

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December 29, 2012 1:20:10 AM

yes, always best to do a clean install
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December 29, 2012 10:05:18 AM

STOP GIVING BAD ADVICE

YOU DO NOT NEED TO REBUILD THE OS WHEN YOU CHANGE A MOTHERBOARD

Go to device manager
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UPDATE NOT REMOVE, all drivers that are for HDD Controllers, ATA Controllers, RAID Controllers, USB Devices, Northbridge, Southbridge. BASICALLY Anything that is not standard. Update all these drivers to a generic driver.

Take HDD out, slap in new PC,

Install drivers from m/b CD (you will need this as you wont have the NIC driver installed).
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December 29, 2012 10:07:49 AM

**The above is taken from another thread, please ignor the CAPS etc**
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January 7, 2013 11:27:31 PM

Best answer selected by contore33.
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