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new mobo = new OS?


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Neo31801

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Hello again!

I'm back for more help..

I'm looking into getting a new motherboard and i have a few questions. Current mobo is the factory HP MCP61PM-HM motherboard. Big question is "Do I have to purchase a new OS if i swap out my mobo"?

Ive heard yes and no but i want a definite answer before i start looking.

Also I'm looking into SLI, would i need to buy a new (made for SLI) cpu and ram if i go SLI?

every piece that i can reuse (ram,cpu,gpu) will help a ton, but if i need a new OS I'm gonna have to save a bit more for the mobo and OS combo

thanks in advance
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Howdy:

A more definitive answer? Yes, you will need to purchase a new os as well. The original os that came with your system is OEM and forever married to that system. Now that you have changed the mobo, you have in effect, purchased a new and different system. Thus, your old install cd cannot legally be installed nor, in all likelyhood, could it as it would be looking for mobo hardware and setup the new mobo doesn't have.

Keep saving.

Murray
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what i thought, but you explained it well enough for me to understand thanks ! :)
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Not a problem.

Murray

Edited by Murray S., 22 February 2010 - 07:35 AM.

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