Installing new mobo proc

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  1. yaygrr

    yaygrr Active Member

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    Do I need to reformat windows, or should I be ok? I would fucking hate to format and reinstall this machine , I would have to spend at least a week making sure I had all the program files and drivers backed up before hand.... I'm just lazy lol and don't like formats... Should I be ok or should I format?
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    What are you replacing? The mobo or the processor or both?
     
  3. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I'm kinda interested too, I plan on replacing my motherboard processor and memory at the same time
     
  4. Blindsight

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    In the long run it will be worth it to back up all your stuff and reformat (you should have important stuff backed up anyway)
     
  5. Wolf68k

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    Well XP might b*tch
    If it's just the CPU, you should be ok
    Mobo and/or CPU, then you should back up and reformat but it is possible (just not a good idea) to get away with using your current install.

    It never hurts to back up before hand anyway.
     
  6. affende

    affende Guest

    you shouldn't need to re-install...from my experience...i have changed mobo...ram...and cpu...and never had to re-install...i am actually doing that right now on my other comp.
     

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