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Upgrading to a new motherboard
Jerkbotsome kind of hypnotistRegistered Userregular
(first off, my apologies if this should be in the PC build thread, but it is a pretty specific question, not a total PC rebuild)
I'm (maybe) getting a new motherboard/processor/set of ram soon, and I've got a question about the mobo.
Am i correct in saying that, even if the motherboard includes drivers, if I try to just plug everything into it and go, i'll be fucked? 'Cause from what I've seen on the webs, the process will go something like this:
1 Backup a system image.
2. Format the hard drive.
3. Replace the board/processor/RAM.
4. Reinstall Windows 7 from the original upgrade disk.
5. Restore the hard drive to the system image.
Please correct me if my shitty research is wrong. Is the full format something I have to do? Can I even reinstall windows 7 again from the same disk? Will my computer ooze blood out of its disk drive?
I've already asked this in other places and have gotten a wide variety of answers. The general consensus seems to be that I have to format/reinstall. Halp.