On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:24:56 -0800, Donald L McDaniel wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:24:48 -0500, Kris <email@example.com> wrote:
>>Thanks Rick. My other stuff is on 7 other partitions on 2 other spindles,
>>so nothing on C except C stuff.
>>On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 06:31:34 -0500, Rick Rogers wrote:
>>> Won't work as Vista doesn't support repair installation like XP and prior
>>> versions did. If the hardware change is minor, then it may load ok without
>>> reinstalling - simply try it after backing up all critical data. If you have
>>> to reinstall, do so without formatting and the existing installation will be
>>> moved to a windows.old folder on the drive where you can later regain access
>>> to data (programs would need to be reinstalled).
> Normally, "C: stuff" would include your programs and much of your
> data, including Outlook .pst and archive files. Better back up your
> You'll be glad you did later.
yep, I have tons of backups.
But - shocker!!! : put in the new board and the old system booted right
up. All I did to try to aid that was to install the chipset drivers just
before shutting down, but I noticed that it only installed ICH09 and P35
stuff, so that shouldn't have made any difference.
It was a little slow at first as I installed the chipset drivers again and
then it had to go through and update all the drivers for the sata ports.
I had a worry last night that Acronis and other stand alone things I use
wouldn't work with the ICH10. Indeed, AcronisTI 11 won't, but their new
Acronis TI homne 2009 DOES, so there goes $30
) Odly Acronis DD 10 now
works, especially if I use a cheap MS mouse instead of my Logitech wireless
GPARTED also works on the ICH10 chipset.
So I didn't have to re-install at all. Nice!
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