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New Biostar Mobo driver Installation

OddfishOddfish On opposite weeksIn odd numbered monthsRegistered User regular
This might be a question only a goose would ask but can I install the drivers for my new mobo on the pc I'm currently using, then take the hard drive from this pc and install it into the new one and have it recognize the new mobo without having to go through the aggravation of reinstalling windows and reformatting and all the boogity blerg?

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  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    Well, no for a variety of reasons.
    1. Windows likely won't accept the drivers because they don't match the device IDs for the hardware you're using without you forcing the install. (And the installation probably wouldn't work anyway.) (You could also ruin your hardware, including the disk drive.)
    2. Even if this were to work in theory, windows will deactivate itself because your hardware changed drastically.
    3. There will likely be drivers that wouldn't get changed, and wouldn't match the new hardware, so a ton of shit wouldn't work.

  • OddfishOddfish On opposite weeks In odd numbered monthsRegistered User regular
    Thanks :) all I needed to know. Welp, it's a fresh install for meeeeee. Oh well. There are worse things.

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