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    Urgent motherboard advice!

    Tomorrow I shall (hopefully) be taking delivery of an Abit NV8 SKT 754 PCI-E motherboard. Will I need to format? I'm under the impression that I will need a format, but I want to make sure before I destroy all of my installs .

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    format your harddrive? because you have a new mobo? if the chipset has chnaged windows will become corrupt....

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    Some folks have managed by with a repair install, but I'd go for a fresh install myself.

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    Sometimes it helps if you reboot into safemode before hand and remove all the motherboard specific drivers from device manager etc...
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    I would go for a full format you might aswell have a lovley new motherboard and nice clean and quick window's to go with it.

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    But what if you have just installed the exact same MB? I had to replace mine with a new one because of a keyboard chip failure.

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    if it's the exact same hardware you should be able to get away with it imo.

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