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Upgrading MB & CPU
without reinstalling OS?

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Msg#: 3814 posted 10:23 pm on Dec 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Has anyone had any luck at upgrading to a new motherboard & CPU without having to reinstall the OS?

Can it even be done?

The OS in question is Win98se.



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Msg#: 3814 posted 12:07 am on Dec 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

...no problems here - just acquired a new mobo/cpu for my Win2K machine which went in without a hitch and the old kit has been transplanted into a Win98 machine. Win2K plugged and played perfectly with Win98 just asking for the CD before doing its stuff - bit of a refreshing change really...

...if only Windows was this well behaved all of the time...


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Msg#: 3814 posted 12:54 am on Dec 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm actually surprised ritch_b was able to swap mobo/cpu on a Win2k setup. I've restored Windows 98SE partitions to a different computer in the past. I don't think its an ideal way to configure a system, but it works. I suggest you keep your third-party drivers on the same partition or as CD as Windows will ask for them on the new computer.

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