Newbie here, I'd appreciate any help you can offer. My nephew who lives in a different state is shipping his PC to me, the motherboard has gone bad. I can still get it to boot but abnormal shut downs are occurring and I’ve read this is a common problem with that motherboard. It has a Gigabyte GA-H55 USB3 LGA1156 motherboard with an Intel 13/530 Clarksdale processor. I will be replacing the mobo with a MSI Z77A-G43 LGA 1155, and an Intel i5/2550 Ivy bridge processor. I realize if I boot, XP will crash since it’s looking for the drivers for the old mobo and processor. I have read by using XP’s original install disk I can do a repair installation and it may save most of the original installation. I have also read by using the Sysprep.exe file extracted from the original CD (deploy.cab), it will do a better job of keeping the XP install in tact. This is a computer I built myself so it’s not a proprietary such as Dell or HP. USING SYSPREP.EXE UTILITY What I plan to do is boot the system up, then uninstall many of the existing drivers, then run Sysprep.exe When I run Sysprep.exe, I will Select Mini-Setup, PnP, and then Reseal. The PC should shut down when complete. I will then replace the Mobo and CPU. I will have the new drivers ready on the CD that comes with the Mobo. What I need to know is what drivers should I uninstall before using Sysprep.exe, or none at all since Sysprep.exe will remove them. I know a fresh XP install is probably the wisest thing to do but I just don’t have the time or patience to do it right now. Kindly offer your advice if my plan sounds like a sound one or I need to do something else.