Updating a motherboard
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The presence of a new piece of hardware like a motherboard may cause an application to be locked (an anti-piracy function) so you may need to re-enter the key after adding the new motherboard.
Before you begin to install the new hardware, start Windows and then open the Command Prompt as Administrator (type below this.
The System Preparation Tool will then set to work – while this is happening, ensure you don’t run any other applications or utilities.
Manufacturers make drivers available in “supersets” – so although your older driver is present on your hard disk, so is the later one.
Before proceeding, you will also need to check and compare the disk interface settings between the two motherboards.