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    Default reinstall windows after removing motherboard

    I'm going to upgrade to water cooling on my new setup. (The Zalman heat sink I have will not keep up with the heat from the speed I'm running,3.91 gigs) which means I have to pull the motherboard. I've heard that you have to reinstall windows after this. I have three drives in my system. This will be a pain in the ##s. I did a search on this and I read that you don't need to reinstall it. Is this true? Like I said, I have three dives, two xp installs, one primary, one backup, and one storage drive. If anyone knows the answer to my question please get back to me. Thanks.
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    Default Re: reinstall windows after removing motherboard

    Unless you change the motherboard there is absolutely no need to reinstall Windows.
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    Default Re: reinstall windows after removing motherboard

    If you are reusing the same motherboard then there is not a problem. Operating system reinstallation is recommended if you change the board for a different one because different drivers are generally needed for different setups.
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    Default Re: reinstall windows after removing motherboard

    awesome, thanks for the reply guys
    Asus P5N32-E SLI mobo
    E6600
    Zalman 9700 led Heatsink
    Thermaltake Extreme Spirit NB heatsink
    Corsair XMS2 PC2 8500 (2gigs)/with fans
    Ocz Gamestream 700 watt psu
    Geforce 7900gs oc Video card
    Half a tarabyte hard drive space
    Thermaltake Saprano case

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