Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
Re: Upgrading computer parts problem
I would do a fresh install, you have to consider the chipset drivers, if you use SATA drives, then the controller .inf files are not always the same, depending on the controller's mfr. You're better off starting clean.
Also the graphic cards may interact differently with a newer chipset.
You're better off starting fresh and avoid all the hassles.
That said, you can reduce the amount of time in personalizing your system by backing everything up in the 1st place. I'm due to make a backup image of my system, and I'm dreading it, but I need to do it.