Upgrading a Motherboard: Vista 64-bit reinstall required?

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Hi all.

I was lucky enough to get an MSI P55 GD80 in the recent promotions, and I am in the process of acquiring a CPU/RAM for it.

My question is, can I install the new hardware without having to do a clean install of Vista? Has anyone done this before, and were the results positive or disastrous?
 
Don
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I changed from a P45 to a P55 with no bother what so ever, but i guess thats not to bad a change. Still i keep thinking i should format just in case!
 
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Re-install is the best option, but you can just activate vista again, it will install most of the necessary drivers on its own, or by windows update.
 
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