Upgrading Mobos

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I'm going to upgrade my PC with a new motherboard and a new CPU . Question, will the new hardware be recognized by Windows 2000 or will I have to reinstall my existing software. I've done this before with win98 with no problems at all because win98 recognizes the new hardware inmediatelly. Any help will be appreciated.

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OldBear

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It should work fine as long as you have w2k SP2 installed. Have your drivers disk handy just in case.

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It usually works, but I'd recommend you reinstall anyway if you can.

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it should work alright as long as you're installing a chipset from the same company. If the old mobo was a Via chipset, and you are upgrading to a new Via chipset mobo, the 4 in 1 drivers are the same for both - no problem. If you are going from an old intel PIII to an AMD 760 chipset, you will probably have stability problems, for example.

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You would be wise to reinstall the OS. If you try it without you may find yourself plagued with unexplainable errors for the life of that computer.
 

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