Re: Swapping MB
- From: Rob Stow <rob.stow@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 14:30:25 -0600
Dewayne Thomas wrote:
I'm getting ready to upgrade my MB and would like to do it with out re-installing all the software. The couple of times I have tried this hasn't turned out too steller, some of the programs were unstable and the systems never seemed to operate real smooth untill I done a complete format and reinatalled everything. I seen a couple of posts some time ago that had some suggestions as to a procedure that might help but I can't find it now.
I'm running WinXP and will be replacing my A7N8X-E Deluxe with a A8N-VM, if that has any bearing on the switch. I might be just wishing for something that will keep me from reinstalling/reconfiguring a bucket load of programs. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
I did exactly that upgrade a while ago and it was easy as pie.
I first made sure I had all of the drivers on-hand in advance. I then swapped the boards, booted in VGA mode, installed the new drivers, rebooted, then uninstalled the old video driver. Done.
It might have been tricky if there had been a RAID using the motherboard's controllers, but in this case there were only non-RAIDed PATA hard drives and a PATA DVD burner.
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