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- Moving HDD to new build
October 2, 2006, 11:15 pm
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the OS and was told I can remove all of the drivers before taking the HD out
of the old system. The new system will have a new GPU and no add-on sound
card so I know to delete
"Display Adapter" and "Sound, Video and Game Controllers" drivers.
What in device manager can I safely keep? I realize I will have some yellow
question marks and can deal with them later. Aside from "computer" what do I
HAVE to remove that will pose a real challenge later?
How about "processors" and "system devices"? From the sounds of those they
all have to go.
Re: Moving HDD to new build
Sometimes windows can just drop hardware, and you can
uninstall the drivers later. IMO, you should leave the
current system whole, and just set up the board without
anything extra plugged in yet, and try the OS on it.
However, before you move the drive you should try adding
some drive controller entries on the present system as-is,
to avoid the potential Inaccessible Boot Device, bluescreen
error during booting.
Everything that will be on the other system, and anything
you're unsure of. If you have a spare drive, you might
clone your OS partition to it then you have no worries about
problems, you still have the working system to reclone or
Hardware that no longer exists may not appear at all
anymore, rather than appearing with exclaimation or question
Resist the urge to remove stuff, your main problem will not
be what is still there, it'll be what isn't there, yet.
Pretend this article reads "WinXP" where it reads "Win2k",
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