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after i upgrade, what should i do?


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shinakuma9

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if i decide on a new mobo,cpu and gfx card, and decide to recycle all my old parts, such has my hard drive and optical drive, etc.
do i need to do a full reinstall of windows xp?? or will everything run fine? what am i supposed to do after everything is installed? i know i need to install new drivers for the gpu and mobo, but is there anything else?
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Since you are going to replace the motherboard i would do a complete new install of the OS. More than likely your new motherboard will have different chipsets and newer system memory, etc. There will be so many changes that its easier to reinstall than fight the computer trying to install drivers for the new hardware. I would make sure you have all the motherboard drivers on a CD, and any hardware you reuse make sure you have drivers for them. Sound drivers are usually in the MB utilities with MB's that have on-board sound. If everything seem to work after reinstalling XP, the first place to look is in device manager to see if there is any problems there( yellow marks say theres no drivers for some hardware).

The reinstall will tell you if you have any problems with any hardware in the computer. It will ask you what to do.If everything seems to be working, then you only have to change all the settings to where you like them. After that i personally use Acronis True Image to make me a backup CD image set so i do not have to spend weeks changing settings if i need to reinstall again.

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i see,
another question.
the new vid card only has hdmi slots, is there any way to get dvi on it?
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Most new cards come with a DVI to HDMI adapter. If it doesn't, they're easy to find and not too expensive. You can order them from Newegg or pick one up at your local radio shack.
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