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Change motherboard without reinstall Win 7 x64

Q: Change motherboard without reinstall Win 7 x64

Hey all,

My mobo just failed so I am thinking about attempting a mobo swap without a reinstall.

I found this thread: Change Mobo and Processor without format ? where the OP reported success.

If I can get this working, are there any potential Cons that I should be aware of?

If I do have to reinstall how does the Repair reinstall differ than the Clean reinstall?

I already have all my Personal Files on a separate partition on the HD and I will be using the same processor and RAM. Thanks.

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A: Change motherboard without reinstall Win 7 x64

Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk


Hey all,

My mobo just failed so I am thinking about attempting a mobo swap without a reinstall.

I found this thread: Change Mobo and Processor without format ? where the OP reported success.

If I can get this working, are there any potential Cons that I should be aware of?

If I do have to reinstall how does the Repair reinstall differ than the Clean reinstall?

I already have all my Personal Files on a separate partition on the HD and I will be using the same processor and RAM. Thanks.


You shouldnt even have to do a repair, just install and see if it identifies everything. Have the latest mobo chipset and integrated stuff drivers downloaded and ready to go if you can. If Win7 doesnt recognize the new mobo then a repair is a 2nd option.

From your specs it appears this is a custom or homemade PC... if so you really shouldnt have any issues!

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/129023-change-motherboard-without-reinstall-win-7-x64.html
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A:Win 7 will not start or reinstall after motherboard change

Hello Les, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is activation your only issue at this point?

It's not activating since you changed the motherboard, CPU, and RAM. It thinks you have installed it on a new computer with it still installed and activated on the old computer (motherboard etc...).

If you have a retail copy of Windows 7, then you should be able to do a phone activation, wait for the operator (if need be), and let them know that you changed out the motherboard, CPU, and RAM.

Hope this helps,
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/185992-win-7-will-not-start-reinstall-after-motherboard-change.html
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A:New motherboard, have to reinstall windows

Please confirm that you are doing these steps in full:

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm
 

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You could do any of the following:

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I'd probably agree with the majority. You can certainly try the others, but you'd have to make a wild guess as to the total number of hours and frustration they might take in comparison to a clean install.

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It's hard to say whether you'd have to invest 4 hours or 40 hours if you took the other choices. There are a lot of unknown variables at play. You might get lucky or maybe not. If you are a quick learner, you might figure Paragon might be worth a 5 hour investment of your time and maybe it works.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/376102-upgrading-motherboard-ram-cpu-do-i-need-reinstall-win-7-a.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-new-motherboard-w-o-reinstall-bsod.778063/
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A:New Motherboard And Processor Need To Reinstall Xp?

The easiest test here would be to download a bootable CD of some sort on another PC - and then try it in the CD drive on this PC. That will tell you if it's the CD or the drive itself.Here's a link to a free memory tester that can be burnt to a CD and will boot from itself: http://www.memtest86.com/Then, here's a free tool to burn the ISO file to the CD: http://www.silentnight2004.com/microburner.htmlYou'll have to select the ISO CD/DVD option to burn the CD - otherwise it won't be bootable.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/75711/new-motherboard-and-processor-need-to-reinstall-xp/
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A:Motherboard failure. Can I reinstall Win 7 to new PC?

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Is it possible for me to retain the current Win 7 OS and use it on a new PC?


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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/378801-motherboard-failure-can-i-reinstall-win-7-new-pc.html
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A:Reinstall Windows 7 after replacing motherboard?

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A:Will Motherboard swap require a reinstall?

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A:Do I need to reinstall windows 7 with a Motherboard replacement?

With an exact replacement motherboard no reinstall should be necessary. A motherboard upgrade would be another matter.

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A:New Motherboard, trying to reinstall windows, problems - please help

Hello nikkibop

I think you have faulty RAM

If you have more than one stick of RAM (256MB or more) swap them over or take one out and try again with only stick #1. If it does not help or makes things worse swap the sticks and try again with only stick #2. Running with one stick at a time will identify if you have a bad stick. Try moving the RAM to a different slot as well.

OR
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A:Mobo & CPU change - Reinstall??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp


Well, just upgraded my motherboard (from Intel DG965RY) and CPU (from C2D E6600) to EP45-UD3R and C2Q Q9550, respectively, without reinstalling the OS. This is my first time doing that. All the times I've done this right up to Vista, a major hardware upgrade has meant a complete OS reinstall.

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Confused and in need of a couple of expert opinions.


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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/19193-mobo-cpu-change-reinstall.html
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You're on the right track but an external floppy is a problem as it's connected through USB. I'd recommend installing a floppy ($15.00 new or an old one, free) to do the job then if you want take it out when done.

PS: Welcome to the board.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-reinstall-motherboard-and-floppy-drive-issues.598394/
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A:Solved: XP reinstall after mobo change

Hi, Usually replacing a motherboard will make the XP Activation occur again. If the computer used Recovery disks usually also, they will not work when you change the hardware that much. Only using the exact same motherboard, and often it must come from the same manufacturer, like HP, Compaq etc will allow you to reinstall WITH ACTIVATION. Most likely, you used the Product Key from the side of the computer case, so it was accepted but you could not be activated. For some OEMs, like my own HP computer, you do not get asked for the Product Key at all when you reinstall from the original Recovery CDs, but the Activation part does happen.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-xp-reinstall-after-mobo-change.541119/
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A:if you reinstall windows, does it change your settings?

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/518811/if-you-reinstall-windows-does-it-change-your-settings/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/373304-oem-pro-retail-pro-without-reinstall-just-change-keys-possible.html
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A:cant change screen resolution after XP reinstall

reinstall the video drivers
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-change-screen-resolution-after-xp-reinstall.421406/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/reinstall-vista-32-after-mobo-change.136667/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/unable-to-reinstall-windows-xp-after-mobo-change.126302/
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http://partedmagic.com/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-change-boot-order-to-use-dell-reinstall-dvd.956084/
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html

.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-to-change-permissions-back-so-dont-have-to-reinstall.930391/
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A:motherboard change what should i do?

Ti.boneair said:

hey yall, i have a question for you......

i have recently had the GA-8IPE1000 (2.0) Intel 865PE chipset and something has gone wrong to force me to get a new mobo.
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ASUS p4p800-se
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or getting the same mobo. b/c i heard that it is a pain in the A** to reinstall al the drivers on the new mobo.....

any suggestions?Click to expand...

same mobo is the easiest route, if you get a different one chances are a fresh format and install of your os and everything else.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-change-what-should-i-do.341140/
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http://www.upgradecomputermemory.com...AM-Memory.html

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/motherboard-change-help.27251/
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A:can I change my motherboard

James, Yes it is most likely possible to change your motherboard out BUT. It does require a bit of technical knowhow as the memory and the cpu will have to be moved to the new motherboard and moving the cpu and cooler is not for the faint of heart. Unless your young and have steady hands and good eyes. It can get sticky uninstalling and moving the cpu to the new motherboad. Damn those pins on the cpu are small

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Does this machine have a OEM OS tied to the original Motherboard?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-motherboard-on-vista.721527/
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A:BSOD After Motherboard Change

  
Quote: Originally Posted by giaviv


Hey guys,

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Old motherboard = GIGABYTE P35 DS3L rev 2.0
New motherboard = GIGABYTE G41M ES2L
Power supply = 520W pure
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Any idea what I should do? I really don't want to format my HD and install Windows again.

Thanks!




To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/167624-bsod-after-motherboard-change.html
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Read this post, will throw some light on this subject....
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http://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/38785-consquences-motherboard-change-out.html
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A:OEM System change of motherboard

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/203010-oem-system-change-motherboard.html
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A:can i change the layout of my pc's motherboard?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nabob


hey guys,

so, the pc that i have is this one: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-235f Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP? Support. Now, the motherboard recently died on it, so i was considering replacing it with this board instead: MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

However, I see no problems with replacing the board itself, but the question i have pertains to the case itself. In that particular case, the motherboard is actually mounted on the left side, so, the pcie slots are currently sitting ABOVE the processor, the ram, and the main fan. Now my question is this: Can I modify that case so that the board sits like the usual matx board that i have in my other hp pc, which is on the right? So basically, i want to make the case useable, but move the board from the left wall to the right wall with minimal effort, if possible?

Thanks


this is the first matx motherboard that i have seen which follows the btx standard of mounting the board on the opposite wall, lol.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/373411-can-i-change-layout-my-pcs-motherboard.html
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What's your motherboard model and what CPU do you have at the moment?

Also what do you use the PC for?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-i-change-my-cpu-without-buying-a-new-motherboard.179508/
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If you change a hardware device you will have to re-activate your Windows installation. Call Microsoft & explain the situation. They'll see if it's legit & give you a new one.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-activation-after-motherboard-change.38953/
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Quote:
Do you see a totally new design or types of motherboards?
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What is the error message? Is a BSOD with code 0x7B?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/171057-registry-change-before-changing-motherboard.html
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A:Hp Laserjet 3030 not detected after motherboard change

Go to Start/Printers and Faxes. If the printer is there, right click and Delete it. Go to Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. In the Add Remove Programs uninstall any printer software. With the Printer attached, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. Are there any devices with yellow flags? Or under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is there an Unknown Device? If so, right click it and uninstall it. Unplug the USB cable from the computer end and restart the computer. Download the driver for the printer from the HP site and install that during the install, it will tell you when to plug in the USB cable. This should install. Now right click it and Share it again. On the Remote computers log into this computer from the remotes by going to Start/Run and typing \\[computername] this should open the shares, right click the Shared printer and choose Connect. This will list the shared printer under printers and faxes again.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/hp-laserjet-3030-not-detected-after-motherboard-change-660441.html
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I appear to have bricked two 657094-001 motherboards in two Compaq Elite 8300 SFF.  On both occasions I noticed the sata controller in the bios was set to IDE. I changed to AHCI and as expected Win 10 blue screened. Not a problem I will just switch back to IDE in the bios and take it from there.  This action bricked both motherboards. Bios does not post, Fan's run and get progressively louder. Sometimes the bios appears - perhaps one out of 40 boots and I have jumped into the bios and flashed but still no boot after a restart. Also tried numerous cmos reset / battery pulls.  I'm at a total loss. I have never bricked two motherboards by switching from IDE to AHCI and this is now getting expensive. Any help ? Thanks

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/Elite-8300-SFF-Bricked-no-bios-boot-after-change-from-IDE-to/td-p/5689844
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Hi, my motherboard is malfunction.
Therefore, I changed a new motherboard.
The hard disk was moved to new motherboard.
When the windows logo loaded at start up, animate, it freeze on the half way, then it restart automatically.

It should be the driver problem. The old chipset drivers is not compatible with the current new motherboard.

The content of the harddisk is still healthy. It can be opened on another pc or by system rescue disk.

My question is, I want to remove old drivers which belongs to the old motherboard.
Just left it the most basic drivers for keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc.

Where is the location/folder of old drivers? or where is their settings? How can I remove it?

Thanks

A:Change motherboard. Cannot Start. How to remove drivers offline?

That is not easy to do, and more to the point, impossible to be certain that everything was gotten.

In other words, You are better off recovering your data and reload from scratch. It will be a whole lot less time.

To put this in perspective......

To remove drivers off line,, find the install of the drivers, extract it, find the inf, ini, and other files,
Find all Reg Entries, and files that are placed, scattered all over Windows and System32 folders, and other locations.
Find all other configurations that have been made to any other stuff on the system.
Find all files that might have been replaced and/or updated and put back the originals.

In some other words, you can never be certain you fully removed all of the drivers to be sure that there won't be conflicts or problems later on down the road.

Save yourself the time and effort ,, back up, nuke and reload.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/158801-change-motherboard-cannot-start-how-remove-drivers-offline.html
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What if I replace the motherboard with the exact same model BUT change processors? Will I have any issues?
Was in the process of updating the bios. Not sure what I did wrong but it's dead. Have to send it back to super micro. I ordered an identical motherboard. But was updating the bios so I could switch from a quad core westmere chip to a hex.
Everything I have read states the OS is married to the motherboard (Win7 64 OEM). So if I get away with no issues from the motherboard swap, will the processor swap give me issues.
My system is a dual boot ubuntu 64/Win7 setup. I don't want to reinstall if I can help it. Advice would be appreciated.

(thanks admins for correcting this. Didn't mean to hijack that other thread)

A:Replace motherboard with exact same model BUT change processor?

you should not have any problems with Win7 even if its an OEM version. MS can reset if you have to call don't worry, just call them and explain what happened they are not going to crawl through the phone line and tear your head off or anything.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/172510-replace-motherboard-exact-same-model-but-change-processor.html
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Hello,
I just installed a new motherboard in my HP desktop. It was the same model mobo and it went smoothly. Upon startup I get a windows logo and then it says loading windows files. Then it says startup failed and when I choose system repair it won't repair. I've tried things I've found on other forums but none of them worked. I'm desperate for your help!
I welcome any and all ideas and advice. Thank you!

A:System repair loop after motherboard change. Windows 7

Why...did you replace the motherboard with an identical replacement?  What was going wrong...and what made you think that a MB replacement would solve it?
 
Is this topic a continuation of This One ?
 
Looks to me that you did not purchase/replace with an identical motherboard, going by your previous topic.  "Similar" is not "identical" in my world .
 
Please pursue the earlier topic you initiated, thereby avoiding unnecessary confusion an possbily conflicting comments from BC members.
 
This topic is now closed.
 
Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/617116/system-repair-loop-after-motherboard-change-windows-7/
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Hi there.

A couple of days ago my old motherboard finally quit on me so I picked up a new one. Installed all drivers and the audio works fine on my PC and PS3.. but not my 360.

I'm using Logitech X-140's and a HDMI connection (the same connection) from PS3 and 360 to my monitor, I've tried pretty much everything I can think of so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/logitech-x-140-speakers-not-giving-sound-for-xbox-360-after-motherboard-change.959841/