Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New motherboard - do I need to uninstall chipset driver

13 Sep 2009   #1
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
New motherboard - do I need to uninstall chipset driver

When switching motherboards, is there a need to uninstall the chipset drivers before installing the new ones?

I am going to try a P55 mobo and i7860 because I can.

Where would I find these? Device manager? What device is the "chipset"?

Thanks for any suggestions.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Sep 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Nate,

It would be best to uninstall them first, but sometimes changing the motherboard may also require a clean reinstall instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2009   #3
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

You can try to uninstall while attached to the old mother board.
>Power the machine off.
>Unplug the machine, and hold the power button down for 30 seconds to relive and stray energy, (dont want you getting hurt now XD).
>Install the new board.
>Boot up, insert Win7 disk
>run repair install.

This should replace the old drivers with the new ones needed by the new mother board.
If that doesn't work boot into safe mode and run automatic updates.

Last resort fresh install remember to backup first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Sep 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply Brink.

What is the chipset in device manager? I know this is a dumb question to many but I really would not know how to uninstall the chipset drivers. I have never had to do this.

I can also do a clean install. Goodness knows I've done that a few times.

If you know, what am I looking for....The 1st device "computer"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

You may also find that Windows 7 will install a new chipset for the motherboard, without having to uninstall the last.

You could boot into safe mode, run device manager, then uninstall any drivers you believe are no longer in use
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
You can try to uninstall while attached to the old mother board.
>Power the machine off.
>Unplug the machine, and hold the power button down for 30 seconds to relive and stray energy, (dont want you getting hurt now XD).
>Install the new board.
>Boot up, insert Win7 disk
>run repair install.

This should replace the old drivers with the new ones needed by the new mother board.
If that doesn't work boot into safe mode and run automatic updates.

Last resort fresh install remember to backup first.
Oh thank you mckillwashere. I will try those directions those directions if I run into problems. I may just try booting and see what happens.....I t should not hurt anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2009   #7
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
You may also find that Windows 7 will install a new chipset for the motherboard, without having to uninstall the last.

You could boot into safe mode, run device manager, then uninstall any drivers you believe are no longer in use
Thanks shark. I guess the chipset is the 1st device there. "computer"

Oh, nevermind, I found them. "show hidden devices" and there are tons of them....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nate, be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose first though to be safe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New motherboard - do I need to uninstall chipset driver




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Should I use drivers from motherboard manufacturer, or chipset vendors
So just a brief question. I am going to be reinstalling windows again, so I want to grab all the latest drivers while I am at it. Question is, should I take the drivers off the website of my motherboard manufacturer (ASUS), or from the actual chipset providers. I have a last gen ASUS Socket 1155...
Installation & Setup
Changing motherboard with different chipset
I don't have the recovery disc, and its a different chipset in new motherboard. I know if I could boot from old mobo and use sysprep tool I'd be fine. However that is not possible. Is there a way to manually edit the driver files or run sysprep from a live-cd? Registry hacking might even be...
Drivers
Motherboard software( Bios,Chipset ,audio VGA).Need these?
I ve reinstall windows 7 but the problem is that I dont know If I still need all that motherboard software which came with a instaltion CD which you might guess is no longer compatible. So I refered to my manufacturer motherboard page and found all these stuff...
Installation & Setup
Motherboard chipset updating
Hello all, I've been floating around seven forums for awhile as a guest because i could get most of the info i wanted by not having to ask. It's come to a point now where i would like a second opinion(s) on updating my Motherboard chipset, so i'm here to ask for help :) Basically ive...
Hardware & Devices
How to permanently uninstall Intel g33/g31 chipset?
Hi there, Just got a new nVidia GTX460. I've tried to installed it several times without any success. Here's the thing that puzzles me. Every time I unintsall the current video (intrel g33/31chipset )card Win 7 requires a restart, and after the computer reboots it installes the chipset again....
Graphic Cards
Chipset Drivers for Motherboard Help!
ok so i was getting helped trying to get my driver for my video card. When i tried it said no driver found compatable for my hardware. i was told i need to install the chipset drivers for my motherboard first, Anyone able to help with this?
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:57.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App