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  • Question

  • If I change the motherboard will I need to re-install the WHS OS?  Can I rebuild the system with the new motherboard and then fix the drivers?  The current motherboard is an Intel 945 series. 
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 4:11 AM

Answers

  • You can give that a try. When your system boots up you can uninstall old drivers and reinstall the required drivers for your hardware. But you may also end up with a blue screen (BSOD).

    I recommend to do a server reinstall.

    Martin
    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home Server http://www.home-server-blog.de/add-ins/lightsout/#en
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 8:13 AM
    Moderator
  • It won't hurt anything, but the only thing you can really do to find out is try.

    Sometimes the computer will boot, in which you can re-install the new drivers after removing the old, sometimes it will just freeze up or BSOD.

    Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:23 PM

All replies

  • You can give that a try. When your system boots up you can uninstall old drivers and reinstall the required drivers for your hardware. But you may also end up with a blue screen (BSOD).

    I recommend to do a server reinstall.

    Martin
    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home Server http://www.home-server-blog.de/add-ins/lightsout/#en
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 8:13 AM
    Moderator
  • It won't hurt anything, but the only thing you can really do to find out is try.

    Sometimes the computer will boot, in which you can re-install the new drivers after removing the old, sometimes it will just freeze up or BSOD.

    Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:23 PM