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Reformat or Repair Install when upgrading motherboard?

#1TheFeshPincePosted 8/19/2013 6:08:35 PM
Which would you suggest? - Results (56 votes)
Reformat and re-install Windows 7
58.93% (33 votes)
33
Reformat and install Windows 8
35.71% (20 votes)
20
Repair Install
5.36% (3 votes)
3
This poll is now closed.
I'm planning on upgrading my motherboard. Which option would you choose?
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#2SnipeStarPosted 8/19/2013 6:09:06 PM
option 1
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#3kingdrake2Posted 8/19/2013 6:10:42 PM
option 2, avoid 3.
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#4PyrotechnixxxPosted 8/19/2013 6:10:58 PM
Don't buy into the hate surround W8. It's a great OS.
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#5Orestes417Posted 8/19/2013 6:13:42 PM
Reformat and use whichever OS you prefer. Less chance for quirks that way
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#6Lonestar2000Posted 8/19/2013 6:16:42 PM
If you already own 7 there is no reason to go buy 8. Also, you might not even need to reinstall.
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#7TheFeshPince(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 6:17:38 PM
Lonestar2000 posted...
If you already own 7 there is no reason to go buy 8. Also, you might not even need to reinstall.


That's another question. Do you think the possibility of issues is high enough to even have to do a fresh install of Windows?
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#8Lonestar2000Posted 8/19/2013 6:27:03 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
Lonestar2000 posted...
If you already own 7 there is no reason to go buy 8. Also, you might not even need to reinstall.


That's another question. Do you think the possibility of issues is high enough to even have to do a fresh install of Windows?

I did this and it worked fine. But if your current Windows install is more than a year old I would reformat.
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#9InsuRnPosted 8/19/2013 6:43:11 PM
You won't even need to repair/format your OS installation. You'll just have to install your Motherboard drivers. If your OS don't boot, just use Hiren's Boot CD and use the Registry Hard Disk Fix. Worked for me on about 200 PCs so far (from Pentium 4 1.8Ghz to Quad-Core and even Xeon without any problem). You can even put a disk image (Ghost or Acronis) from a Server and put it on a little Pentium 4 with this if you want.
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#10TheFeshPince(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 7:03:54 PM
InsuRn posted...
You won't even need to repair/format your OS installation. You'll just have to install your Motherboard drivers. If your OS don't boot, just use Hiren's Boot CD and use the Registry Hard Disk Fix. Worked for me on about 200 PCs so far (from Pentium 4 1.8Ghz to Quad-Core and even Xeon without any problem). You can even put a disk image (Ghost or Acronis) from a Server and put it on a little Pentium 4 with this if you want.


This has never caused any issues?
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