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is this software driver-fusion safe to use ??

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    is this software driver-fusion safe to use ??


    Hi i was going to upgrade my motherboard and i wanted to try without reinstalling windows so i was going to use driver fusion to remove my chipset drivers so i can start clean, but is the program safe its from here, Driver Fusion | Update, manage and monitor drivers & devices | Treexy and they have a add free version listed in there support forum i can d-load, but was justy wondering if it is safe to use?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Anyone ever used it i need opinions i want to use it to remove my chipset drivers so i can install my new motherboard without conflicts.
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    I think you will find that most experienced members of this forum do not use or recommend these programs. They are popular with novice users and often used by developers with less than honest intentions. They often contain spyware or worse. Such programs often suggest old or incompatible drivers.

    I have used such programs in the past but was less then satisfied. At present I have no interest in further investigating them.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well anyway to remove chipset drivers so i can try to upgrade my mobo without reinstalling windows? microsoft assured me that i should not have to reinstall windows 8.1 as its not tied to hardware but i wanted to at least take necessary precautions of course i have a backup of my stuff just in case.
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    To remove drivers use Device Manager. to install new(correct ones) use only manufactures website. For example for Intel chipsets: Intel® Driver Update Utility
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    with hard drive still attached to old Motherboard
    Run these two commands from the command prompt(admin)

    pushd C:\Windows\System32\SysPrep
    sysprep.exe /generalize /shutdown

    Wait for it to finish and replace motherboard.
    Activate Windows by phone if using a Retail Product Key
    If your current motherboard has an embedded OEM key you are going to have issues with activation with a new MB

    MS assured you windows is not tied to hardware - but they forgot to tell you windows activation is..
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    windows 8.1 pro is not tied to motherboard you can move it to a new machine without issues is what they said. SysPrep i was in the understanding would not work on a upgraded system since windows 8.1 is upgrade sysPrep will not work is what i heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    To remove drivers use Device Manager. to install new(correct ones) use only manufactures website. For example for Intel chipsets: Intel® Driver Update Utility
    here is a picture of device manager would the ones i circled in red be the chipset i would remove?? also for got to circle the xeon r processor would i remove that as well its at the end of the list.


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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    windows 8.1 pro is not tied to motherboard you can move it to a new machine without issues is what they said. SysPrep i was in the understanding would not work on a upgraded system since windows 8.1 is upgrade sysPrep will not work is what i heard.
    Sysprepping an upgraded Windows needs a bit registry editing.

    Open the Registry Editor (WIN + R, type regedit, hit Enter), browse to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup.

    Delete both the DWORD Upgrade (right pane) and KEY Upgrade (left pane), see screenshot. The system warns you that skies can fall down if you delete these items, just laugh loud and accept the deletion:

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    Still in Registry Editor, browse to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus, if either DWORD CleanupState or DWORD GeneralizationState has any other value than 7, change it to 7 by double clicking the DWORD in question and entering the new value:

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    Close the Registry Editor. Open Command Prompt, type slmgr /dli and hit Enter to open Software License Manager. Close it as soon as it opens, close Command Prompt.

    You can now sysprep your upgraded Windows.

    Kari
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Damn Kari you're fast. I was looking for that tutorial from you in windows 7 (the principal must be the same), wrote the message, sent I,t then saw you were already helping so I deleted it. I guess you Leipziger get up earlier than us Bamberger.
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