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Switching Motherboard from Alienware to MSI

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey, so Im switching my Motherboard from Alienware to MSI today, but dont know, If i should run the clean reset before switching out the motherboards or after.

I need help

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you probably don't need to reset anything when all you do is switching motherboards. 

maybe after switching you could see if it's missing some drivers, but i highly doubt that.


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If you really want to you can do a clean install after swapping the motherboard. It's just not really necessary, Windows should be smart enough to ignore drivers that it doesn't need.


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If you want to reinstall go ahead, you will save yourself the trouble later on. However, you dont necessarily have to reinstall as it should just recognize the new hardware and install drivers for it.

5 minutes ago, IVempex said:

But Ive got all the Alienware Software and Drivers on my PC

Have you heard of uninstalling?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Levent said:

If you want to reinstall go ahead, you will save yourself the trouble later on. However, you dont necessarily have to reinstall as it should just recognize the new hardware and install drivers for it.

Have you heard of uninstalling?

Should i reinstall after switching or before ?

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