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New Motherboard install?
Jan 1, 2013, 7:46 PM
I'm looking to upgrade my motherboard from a ASUS P8Z77 V-LX to a MSI Z77A-G45 LGA.
I'm currently using only one hard drive.
I'm wondering how straight forward it will be to replace my ASUS board. Will I be able to boot up and go after installing the MSI without any issues from windows?
Or will I need to uninstall windows 7? How would I even go about doing that? I have the included disks for it. Is it just a matter of re authenticating Windows?
Basically, what all do I need to accomplish when swapping out boards? Youtube videos only show the plug and play aspects, but that's it.
Jan 1, 2013
Jan 1, 2013, 8:15 PM
It is recommended to do a clean install, but you probably will get away with repair and MSI driver install
Jan 1, 2013, 8:18 PM
Thanks again, rolli. How do you do a clean install?
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Jan 1, 2013, 8:29 PM
DVD in, startup from DVD drive and select new install with formatting the drive. Backup all your important data first.
Jan 1, 2013, 8:44 PM
So I would do this after installing the new motherboard, right? Thanks again
Jan 1, 2013, 9:08 PM
Yes enter bios on first start and set sata to achi mode and dvd as first boot device.
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