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#1bottleofwinePosted 9/5/2013 11:47:54 AM
With the same kind?

Like I have an old ASrock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard and it is faulty so I am replacing it with another ASrock Z77 Extreme4.

Do I need to reformat my hard drive?

Please help, thanks in advance!
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#2hondaguy0110Posted 9/5/2013 12:53:17 PM
You shouldn't, but you may have to reactivate Windows. (This statement is assuming you are using Windows.)
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#3HydroCannabinolPosted 9/5/2013 3:54:55 PM
Think about it.

You can plug your HDD into any SATA capable computer and boot from it...
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#4hondaguy0110Posted 9/5/2013 4:09:44 PM
HydroCannabinol posted...
Think about it.

You can plug your HDD into any SATA capable computer and boot from it...


Technically yes, but Windows will BSOD if the hardware is vastly different.

Imagine AMD chipset drivers loading on an Intel machine.....Think about it.
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#5HydroCannabinolPosted 9/5/2013 6:43:30 PM
hondaman42390 posted...
HydroCannabinol posted...
Think about it.

You can plug your HDD into any SATA capable computer and boot from it...


Technically yes, but Windows will BSOD if the hardware is vastly different.

Imagine AMD chipset drivers loading on an Intel machine.....Think about it.


You said it was literally the same model. Your point is 100% irrelevant.
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#6sonicteam2k1Posted 9/5/2013 6:49:35 PM
No tc. You should be fine. I had the same issue and swapped my board for the same one and didn't have to do anything and its working fine
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#7bottleofwine(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 6:50:18 PM
Guys, I had to RMA my new motherboard because of bent CPU socket pins!

D:

Oh well, hopefully I will get a new good conditioned one in return.

-_-
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#8TheFeshPincePosted 9/5/2013 7:04:59 PM
Think about it.
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#9Mogu_MoguPosted 9/5/2013 10:33:40 PM
bottleofwine posted...
With the same kind?

Like I have an old ASrock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard and it is faulty so I am replacing it with another ASrock Z77 Extreme4.

Do I need to reformat my hard drive?

Please help, thanks in advance!


Should not have to, no.
I went from an ASUS P8Z68/GEN3 to a -V and all I had to do was update the some drivers from the Device Manager. *shrugs*

If it's vastly different I think you will have to reinstall Windows if not do some major updating and uninstalling of drivers. lol
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#10hondaguy0110Posted 9/6/2013 2:13:29 AM
HydroCannabinol posted...
hondaman42390 posted...
HydroCannabinol posted...
Think about it.

You can plug your HDD into any SATA capable computer and boot from it...


Technically yes, but Windows will BSOD if the hardware is vastly different.

Imagine AMD chipset drivers loading on an Intel machine.....Think about it.


You said it was literally the same model. Your point is 100% irrelevant.


"You can plug your HDD into any SATA capable computer and boot from it..."

Your point ^ was wrong. That's what I was saying. I already replied to the OP. Comprehension = fail on your part.
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