Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Should I do a fresh install of OS or just load chipset drivers?

Tags:
  • Chipsets
  • Drivers
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
Share
February 16, 2013 2:33:50 PM

I am swicthing mobo's going from a Z77m-D3H- MVP to a Z77x-UD3H should I do a fresh install of OS or just load chipset drivers?

More about : fresh install load chipset drivers

Best solution

a b $ Windows 7
February 16, 2013 2:45:46 PM

Considering it's the same chipset you shouldn't run into much to any trouble keeping your existing windows install. Swap chipset drivers and if you have trouble in Windows, reinstall.
Share
a b $ Windows 7
February 16, 2013 3:00:20 PM

Keeping with the same chipset is generally ok.
m
0
l
Related resources
February 16, 2013 3:11:05 PM

Best answer selected by knightfarley.
m
0
l
a b $ Windows 7
February 16, 2013 3:11:39 PM

The real only issue will be the OS license. Is this an OEM version, or retail version of Windows? If it is OEM, you will have to call Microsoft and explain to them why you are replacing the motherboard in order to get a new activation number. If it is retail, you will still likely have to reactivate Windows, but there will be no issues.
m
0
l
!