Can I install two different set of Motherboard drivers on the same Windows installation/HDD, and therefore be able to boot with two different motherboards on the same HDD?
How do I change over the motherboard drivers of a Windows installation from those of an old mobo to a new mobo?
-I have an old Asus P5Q-E motherboard +9300Q Quad core CPU with HDD drive ("old HDD") running windows 7.
-I upgraded to a MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard + i5 Ivy Bridge CPU (+DDR3 mem). I have a new SSD to pair with this system.
I want to be able to boot my 'old HDD' with my new motherboard, for more straightforward access to my old files.
If I simply connect the old HDD to my new motherboard, windows complains of 'windows failed to boot- new hardware/software issue'.
I am able to reconnect my old motherboard to boot the OS from old HDD.
I have installed Win7 on my new SSD and can access my old HDD as a secondary volume.
My attempted solution:
- Use the driver disc supplied by the new Mobo and install all drivers on the win7 os of the 'old HDD'. Will this let me boot the 'old HDD' with my new mobo?