New build, new chipset; require reinstall on Win7?

akwok

Limp Gawd
Joined
Feb 19, 2005
Messages
158
Hi everybody,

I'm currently going to be upgrading almost every component of my computer minus the video card and my SSD. I know in the past with WinXP you needed to do a full fresh install whenever you changed chipsets, but is it still the case with Win7? I've heard rumors that it's not necessary anymore (which would be awesome since I wouldn't have to reinstall everything).

Is this true?

Thanks!
 

leemik

Weaksauce
Joined
Mar 15, 2007
Messages
114
#1 kill any wmp tasks in task manager
#2 if you are using anything that uses SPTD drivers like daemon tools uninstall it
#3 C:\WINDOWS\System32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /shutdown
#4 move HD over to new system and boot
#5 sit back and wait for windows to reinstall all new drivers

DONE!
 
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