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Old 08-25-2007, 10:09 AM   #1
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So here's the deal. I am replacing my existing motherboard/CPU/memory and possibly GPU with a whole new setup of the same hardware. I am, however, using the same harddrive with the new setup. What do I have to do to make the changeover? I understand I would have to uninstall all the existing drivers for the old hardware right? Is that it? Help me out, please guys.
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I believe that you want to uninstall the IDE drives, and the chipset drivers. Lhuser had a guide on it, but I can't find it.
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Have a look through this tutorial: Swapping your board without so much as a reinstall

I have used this method many times without a hitch.
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Have a look through this tutorial: Swapping your board without so much as a reinstall

I have used this method many times without a hitch.
perfect that looks like it'll do. I will try that method out.
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hey wait a tec, it says somewhere that using a SATA harddrive is unsupported by those instructions and that's exactly what I use. Is there anything else I have to do to switch across?

oh and another thing. Will this affect my linux installation? I have a dual boot setup on the disk.
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It works fine with SATA drives. There's an extra step required with Intel chipsets when using a SATA drive.

I'm not sure how it would work with Linux. You should look through that thread to see if anybody tried it with Linux.
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Ya its pretty much as simple as uninstalling the chipset/motherboard drivers and gpu drivers and installing the new ones. Thats all I did when I switched from my Asus P5n32SLI Premium to the Evga 680i and i've never had a bsod. Some say you must reinstall the os but give it a go and if its not bsod then why do it? I figured i'd try mine and if I got bsod's i'd do a reformat and use the new drivers but it never did so I never reformatted.
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awesome thanks so much guys!
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