The Beast

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DrTeeth
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Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:58 pm

The Beast

Post by DrTeeth »

I have my new computer sitting here waiting for me to commission it.

In the past, when I had major problems that necessitated several
hardware changes within a couple of weeks, all I did was to swap the
disks each time and all OSs booted fine. naturally, I have had to
install some drivers, but that was only for the first swap.

I was confident in this going forward, but a fellow group member says
that he has to use OSDTOOL in IfL. I'll try my way first just for fun
and see what happens, after backing up of course.

I have printed off the necessary pages for if I need to use it and he
has provided guidance.

What can I expect if I use that script when loading the OS stripped of
its drivers?

The only "gotcha" that I am aware of when swapping disks in this
manner, was in XP if third party drivers were installed. That would
guarantee a BSOD and the vanilla MSoft drivers had to be installed
before the swap.
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Cheers

DrT

*** Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may your God go with you! ***
Eric
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Location: France

Re: The Beast

Post by Eric »

What is your OS? I suppose it's Windows 10? In that case, if you clean all drivers, it should boot installing all drivers at first boot. Windows 10 has already a lot of drivers pre-installed. It may missed one that you would need. In that case, you would have to provide it.
If it's Windows 7, you will have to install default IDE/AHCI drivers. Since you a have a SATA disk, you may have to provide the driver for the disk.
DrTeeth
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Re: The Beast

Post by DrTeeth »

On Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:14:26 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
Eric disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>What is your OS? I suppose it's Windows 10? In that case, if you clean all drivers, it should boot installing all drivers at first boot. Windows 10 has already a lot of drivers pre-installed. It may missed one that you would need. In that case, you would have to provide it.
>If it's Windows 7, you will have to install default IDE/AHCI drivers. Since you a have a SATA disk, you may have to provide the driver for the disk.

Thanks for the reply Eric

My Windows versions are 10, 8.1 and 7.
The install default drivers thing was only an issue with XP. I have
swapped hard drives many times before without issue and without
uninstalling any drivers first (except in XP).

As I have several windows version and full backups I could strip the
drivers out of one of them as a dry run test.
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Cheers

DrT

*** Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may your God go with you! ***
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