Normally when I change the motherboard/chip of a computer I just reinstall windows. That works. Avoids conflict.
But this is my old main PC and it has a LOT of things configured and installed. I really really dont want to reinstall it all. It takes days. That's why I made an image 2 years ago and update it when needed... but that wont help now.
At this point I might have shelled out for the Acronis 11 upgrade and the additional module, but I think it was Carol who said it doesnt work as expected.
So I am considering trying to do it manually.
I tried uninstalling (when available) or deleting from the hardware list all of the underlying drivers but it wont let me delete them all.
I have installed all the new drivers and they seem to be the only ones active, but I am not getting the kind of responsiveness I got on the old hardware, and this is much better hardware, so obviously this is not optimal.
I just thought there might be a tool out there that clears all drivers that I could try. Clear all, reboot, redetect, tada, clean PC... I doubt that works but it seems possible that some driver admin tool exists with that feature "clean my board".... I can dream!
My next step if I cant find that is a reinstall "on top" but I dont think this will clear the drivers list, will it?
Another idea might be to find a way to export all the useful registry bits except for hardware, so i dont have to reinstall every piece of software... backup, do a clean reinstall, restore all app settings... but I dont think it is that easy...
I think i could spend days trying to come up with a solution so might as well spend days on a clean install, bust still, I thought I would just ask here...