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Replacing a motherboard with Vista?


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Kknight78

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Hi,

My Asus A8N-E motherboard has died on me. I've ordered an Intel P43 (Intel brand) motherboard and a Core 2 Duo E8400 to replace it. I'm wondering if I will be able to replace the motherboard without having to re-install Vista. Anyone know? I know XP was always pretty ugly. Does Vista handle the change more gracefully?
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Neil Jones

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No, it will still fall over looking for the previous board.

As Vista has no repair option for some strange reason, (the closest you get is the Startup Repair option which is about much use as a chocolate fireguard), if you do change the hardware the only option available is a fresh installation or apparently an upgrade over the existing installation which is essentially a new installation.
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ibizaGTi

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You would normally have tp rinstall the OS...which could be a problem as MS will probably want you to buy a new product key.
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