Changing Motherboards

biff 24 2000

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I just got a eVGA 133-K8-NF41 motherboard (it came with the 7800gt). Right now i have an Asus A8V Deluxe and i want to swap them about without having to do a clean install of XP. I have seen a few guides on how to do this with an IDE drive but not a SATA drive like i have. Do i have any chance of doing this? Thanks
 

biff 24 2000

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youdeardaniel did the motherboards have different chipsets?
John, so all i have to do is a repair install and i will be fine?
 

sandorski

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Originally posted by: biff 24 2000
youdeardaniel did the motherboards have different chipsets?
John, so all i have to do is a repair install and i will be fine?

Should work fine, has always(2 or 3 times) worked for me.
 

yourdeardaniel

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intel i865PE change mobo to nForce 4 chipset. still works. i guess it retain the drivers in registry.. it ran fine.
 

John P

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Usually you can swap out the mb and hope it boots into windows - then just load the new drivers. If it won't boot into windows then you'll just have to do a repair install from the XP CD. Make a slipstreamed copy of Win XP with SP2 to save some time if you don't have an Windows XP CD with SP2.