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Windows 7: Replacing all components apart from HDDs

16 Jan 2012   #1
xreyuk

Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 64 bit
 
 
Replacing all components apart from HDDs

Hey guys

I've found this guide Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer for changing all my components except HDD.

My question is, I currently use my install as an HTPC. If I use the sysprep method, will the codecs (ffdshow etc) work correctly afterwards, or will I have to go through installing them all again?

I understand graphics drivers will need re-installing.

Thanks.


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16 Jan 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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every codec you should ever need.
CCCP - Combined Community Codec Pack

or the player that doesn't even neeed them to work.
VideoLAN - Download official VLC media player for Windows

I would reinstall them either way. The active x controls can get a little weird when you mess with ...well just about anything. I know people have things against codec packs but I've personally been using cccp for years without complaint.
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18 Jan 2012   #3
xreyuk

Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, well I definitely need the codecs packs. I use Sharks007 at the moment. I don't want to use VLC as I'm using Windows Media Center

Does the CCCP make Windows Media Center play MKVs etc?
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18 Jan 2012   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yes.
There is also the approach of just grabbing the specific codecs you know you need.
This site is a good resource for that:
Codecs.com :: Download latest audio codecs, video codecs, codec packs and tools, FREE!

note: their download rates kind of suck because it's a free service but everything works.
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