Motherboard Replacement and Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by David Dickinson, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Howdy, Folks,

    When putting a new motherboard in a system, in previous versions of Windows
    it was possible to do a repair installation by booting from the CD. This
    prevented losing system settings and having to reinstall applications. See:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125/en-us

    However, there is no similar article for Vista and, before I replace a
    motherboard, I wanted to know if anyone has followed a similar procedure
    with Vista.
     
    David Dickinson, Jun 16, 2007
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  2. Yes, you can repair Vista, although the process has changed somewhat:

    Windows Vista Help: Startup Repair: frequently asked questions
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/5c59f8c1-b0d1-4f1a-af55-74f3922f3f351033.mspx


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    Bruce Chambers, Jun 16, 2007
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  3. David Dickinson

    mikeyhsd Guest

    with vista its an in place upgrade.







    Howdy, Folks,

    When putting a new motherboard in a system, in previous versions of Windows
    it was possible to do a repair installation by booting from the CD. This
    prevented losing system settings and having to reinstall applications. See:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125/en-us

    However, there is no similar article for Vista and, before I replace a
    motherboard, I wanted to know if anyone has followed a similar procedure
    with Vista.
     
    mikeyhsd, Jun 16, 2007
    #3
  4. Thanks, Bruce and Mike!
     
    David Dickinson, Jun 17, 2007
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