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    Variable Bitrate
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    May 2004

    Migrating EPIA boards with Windows installation

    I currently have a VIA EPIA 5000 motherboard and its the 533Mhz version. I was thinking about upgrading to the faster EPIA M10000 because my current board is slow with many apps like Freedrive, RR and iGuidance. I like my current Windows setup and all the apps I have and I really don't want to reinstall windows when I change out the motherboard. Is it possible to swap out the motherboards and keep the current Windows installation and just install the new VIA drivers when I reboot with the new motherboard? Will this work for the long term without any issues?

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    Maximum Bitrate
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    Jun 2002
    I believe so. I dont think anybody has tried it.

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    Apr 2004
    Do yourself a favor and back up all your important data (namely windows settings, desktop, favorites, etc.) before you attempt this.
    That way if it [I]doesn't[I] work, you can do a fresh installation of Windoze ont eh new hardware and restore all your original data.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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    Variable Bitrate
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    May 2004
    Oh yeah, I definitely would back everything up before I try this. I think its worth the try.

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    Oct 2004
    i changed my M10000 to a TC10000 without a reinstall. everything worked ok
    i updated the drivers just to be safe. but afterwards i formated and did a reinstall anyways. i was having some video driver issues but it looks like that was becasue of the TC board itself not the swap. i am still having some issues with that video after the reinstall.

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