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Old 04-30-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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I was thinking of upgrading mobo and processor to this. will that mess up windows and make me reformat or can I keep all my programs intact?

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That wouldn't mess up windows at all. That's a motherboard and processor. The windows is held on your hard drive, which is separate. Have you made sure all of your components will fit before you buy it?
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:17 PM   #3
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well it has agp and enoigh pci slots for my other stuff. The only thing that I would have to be changed is the ram since it has to be ddr2. I just heard that windows doesnt like mobo upgrades and would need to be reinstalled.
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Hmm... Never heard of that. But, you say your ram won't be able to fit? Or is that just an example mobo?
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you can get around the windows errors with driver for the old mobo with this: http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?p=355351
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Hmm... Never heard of that. But, you say your ram won't be able to fit? Or is that just an example mobo?
Ya you can't put ddr ram in a ddr2 slot.
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you can get around the windows errors with driver for the old mobo with this: http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?p=355351
if that doesn't work, you could do a windows repair.
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Ya you can't put ddr ram in a ddr2 slot.
Not what I was saying -_-
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You will more than likely have to do a repair of windows, and it may need activated again.
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yeah windows will probably get confused with the new hardware, ive done that before a long time ago changing harddrives to a different computer and it was tuff. I forgot what happen its been so long but i know something was wrong from it lol
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worst that happens is you need to boot a live cd of linux, and burn data onto dvds, then reformat.
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Default Re: will windows get messed up of I get this?

i think ur computer doesnt turn on
or does it
because when u put a harddrive into another computer it doesnt work
so shouldnt it be the same for the mobo
because the mobo is the main part (*mother* board)
anyway yea i hope ur right and im wrong because im in the same situation here
getting a new mobo and processor for one of my old comps.
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yeah, but I recently replaced the mobo in an old comp (pIII to PII, becuse thats all I had), and it worked fine when I powered it up.
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i think it just completely depends on which motherboard your upgrading from and to. coz i have done a few hard drive swaps which would be the same as replacing mobo and some work fine just need a few new drivers and some wont boot at all and some give a blue screen so my advice wud be back everything up just incase and cross your fingers you may be lucky
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well then cant we just make an image of a hard drive and install it into as many computers as we want?
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well then cant we just make an image of a hard drive and install it into as many computers as we want?
i c ur point m8 at work we r sensible for each diff motherboard we buy we make a new image just to be safe. but some motherboards you can get away with it as i said above i have had many different things happen when swapping a hard drive
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