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Changing motherboard without reinstalling Wndows 7 Pro

Q: Changing motherboard without reinstalling Wndows 7 Pro

Edit Hello again everyone I have another question and I thought it would be better to ask in the same thread My Windows install works fine with zero stability issues ever since moving to my new motherboard via Paragon though I have a question regarding my boot Windows drive My HDD was motherboard Changing Wndows Pro reinstalling without 7 set to IDE mode rather than AHCI Changing motherboard without reinstalling Wndows 7 Pro First thing I did after installing the new motherboard was go into the BIOS and ensure that the boot Windows HDD was set to IDE as I read that changing it to AHCI would prevent Windows from booting Though considering that I used Paragon would switching from IDE to AHCI still cause an issue Original post Hello I am thinking of upgrading my old AMD to a newer Intel i K or i K setup Obviously this will require a new motherboard and RAM in addition to the CPU However I would like to keep my current Windows Pro bit install I have a lot of programs and games with mods set up in particular ways that are hard if not impossible in some instances to reconfigure in the same way And my Windows install is in good shape from power on to Firefox so I don't feel a need to wipe my HDD I am wondering if I can change my motherboard without having to reinstall Windows Pro bit and what the process is First my current specs ASUS M N Pro M N PRO - Motherboards - ASUS Windows Pro bit with latest updates AMD GB GDDR GTX WD Black TB boot drive Seagate GB backup data drive unplugged most of the time ASUS DVD burner Antec Earthwatts Green What I am looking at upgrading to MSI Z MA-G MSI Global Motherboard - Z MA-G With an i K and DDR RAM of whatever quality brand is on sale Or MSI Z -G MSI USA Motherboard - Z -G With an i K and DDR RAM of whatever quality brand is on sale This is a big change going from AMD to Intel and ASUS to MSI So can this hardware change be done without reinstalling Windows Pro bit If so can someone detail the steps must I take Note I do have a data HDD which I use for data backups so I do have a backup of all my files I also realize a motherboard switch requires Windows to be reactivated Thanks for your help

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Preferred Solution: Changing motherboard without reinstalling Wndows 7 Pro

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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A: Changing motherboard without reinstalling Wndows 7 Pro

You can try starting Win7 up on the new hardware, but it might not start. The easiest thing to do then is to Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap - Windows 7 Help Forums.
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Hello. I had to take my computer into the shop because of hardware problems. The motherboard was replaced.

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Since my motherboard is the same kind will my CD key still work?

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A:Reinstalling after changing motherboard


Yes, your key should still work.

I wouldn't think Windows would need to be reinstalled, but what Vista files are you referring to?
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Hey guys,

Apologize in advance if this has been covered numerous times but i can't seem to find the right keywords to research in google and this forum.

Anyways, I currently have a Q6600, Gigabyte P35 motherboard, 4GB DDR2 800 ram, and 2 x 320GB in raid 0 using the ICH9R chipset. The OS is Win 7 Pro x64. Ive just recently bought a Q9550, Asus PQ5 Deluxe (x48), 4GB DDR2 1066 ram.

Is there a way to just plug in my hard drives into the new rig without installing a fresh copy of Windows? To complicate things, will the RAID config i have be a problem or the ICH10R chipset on the new motherboard be a smooth transistion and retain the RAID array?

Thanks in advance

Note: Not sure if this is in the right section, please advise if not.

A:Changing motherboard without reinstalling Win7x64 + RAID0

Hello rorii, welcome to Seven Forums!

Start by having a look at this tutorial at the link below though you may be asking for serious issues with the RAID as Windows 7 and RAID are not exactly the best of friends to start with.

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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Hi guys After quot successfully quot booting into windows after changing motherboard whitout reinstalling windows I have some issues that I think mostly is driver related Everything in desktop look the same windows seem very stable and many programs seem to work but I have a hard time installing new drivers and gettiing online Serious problems Installing new drivers often fail Windows automatic quot Installing device drivers software quot routine have runned for - hours now and all drivers have quot failed quot Updating drivers in device manager just hang forever Minor issues When shutting down restart it hang on quot shutting down quot after leaving desktopc for a long time In the end it BSOD each time with this message driver power state failure When booting right before reaching login screen I get black screen where I only can see a mouse pointer and I also loose power connection with mouse and keyboard A workaround atm is to turn of pc disconnect power cable and all Usb plugs and then start again then I reach login screen Failed to initialize Driver without motherboard changing problems reinstalling window after display driver wrapper Driver problems after changing motherboard without reinstalling window guess I need to reinstall graphic drivers I think all this is somehow related to drivers and Im not sure where to start I have a image of the system so I can test things and if it fail I can go back The most important I think is install new motherboard drivers and get online but since I still have many drivers left from my previous motherboard I have no idea what to do or what order to do it Am I missing something to install new drivers Should I run a reg cleaner should I nuke all old drivers should I try to install new drivers on top of old ones or what Would love any help on this so I can get my windows up and running again Cheers Some information Windows bit Old motherboard Asus P P Deluxe New motherboard Gigabyte Z Gaming G What I did before I changed motherboard In device manger Hard disk controller set to generic Uninstalled Nvidia Relatek sound devices USB set to generic Stopped some programs from running on startup Adobe process lasso yadis ditto riva tuner precisionX Drivers I have tried installing I managed to install intel ethernet controller USB and Intel management engine software but I still could not get online and did not notice and changes Driver that failed to install after removing some old drivers Sound blaster Bigfoot network killer Intel storage

A:Driver problems after changing motherboard without reinstalling window

Do a Repair Install, that should revolve the problems.
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So if I replace my C failing drive(I assume its that one which has my OS on it thats failing) and reinstall W7 and not my D Drive(Seperate HD) which has my steam and origin games on it, will the steam and origin games still work or do I have to reinstall those too?

A:Changing Hard Drive and Reinstalling W7?

Steam may have some issues when it begins to look for the game files themselves.
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forgive my noobishness, i know i really need a fresh install with a new motherboard but i really dont want to lose all my stuff D:

A:reinstalling with new motherboard

backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, backup first.
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A:After reinstalling Windows 7, problem with changing (single) user name

Quote: Originally Posted by hershmab

I had to reinstall W7 Pro X64 on my home PC to cure problems with sleep/hibernation.

After reinstalling, I found a single user account had been created named "DELL".

All my previous software (now stored in Windows.Old) referred to user name "Brian". So I changed the name of the DELL account to "Brian". But I then found that although the user folders are sometimes shown as "Brian", at others they are shown as "DELL".

How do I make the change of account name effective for all the relevant user folders? There is no facility to rename C:\Users\DELL; is there some other way?

Welcome Hershmab to the windows 7 forums.

The best advice I can give you is to create a userid for Brian making sure that it has the same security level as you used to have. Then log off dell and log on to brian and copy all the files to your new userid and then you can remove the Dell userid after your satisfied that everything is there.

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A:Upgrading Motherboard Without Reinstalling OS

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Create a system image of your hard drives first. I would assume you'll need a separate image for each hard drive.

Make sure you have all the drivers (LAN, graphics, chipset etc) for your new motherboard then fit it.

Do remember that you need a qualifying EULA for your motherboard. If your current Windows OS is an OEM version it will be tied to the old motherboard.

When you restart your computer, Windows may chunter a bit, but it should eventually get going, although you may need to carry out a repair install to get your system up and running. However, that shouldn't affect applications etc., although if all your important stuff is backed up first you can get yourself out of trouble.

When you're all done, you'll need to re-activate Windows.

I hope I've given you good advice. If I haven't, our more knowledgeable helpers will put things right.
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A:Cannot connect to TV after reinstalling W7 and motherboard

Naveen what is in your Device Manager?? see my pic
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Suggests that the heatsink is not correctly in place on the CPU, its overheating (only takes a few seconds to overheat).
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A:Upgrading my CPU and Motherboard without reinstalling the OS etc.

If you had windows 98 or lower installed you might get away with that but XP won't let you, it will blue screen before booting.

So if you want to upgrade the motherboard and CPU you are stuck reinstalling the OS unless you have erd commander.

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A:Upgrade motherboard without reinstalling OS help?

will it boot into safe mode?

asking windows to be transfered from one system to another is A LOT to ask, especially if you have an system builder copy which will only work on the original hardware it was installed on.

if you can boot into safe mode, a long shot would be running driver sweep and removing all of your previous systems drivers. But its a long shot.
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A:Fitting new motherboard and I could do without reinstalling

Backup everything first. I can't stress how important that is.

Do not format your hard drive.

Install the new motherboard then carry out a Repair Install.

Repair Install

However, I have to say that if it were me I'd go for a clean install.

Is your operating system OEM or retail? If OEM it's tied to your current motherboard.
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A:Upgrading motherboard and CPU without reinstalling Windows

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A:Any utilities to allow a motherboard change without reinstalling XP

Don't know of any utilities, but you should be able to do a repair install of Windows. This shouldn't affect any installed programs or data, but always a good idea to have it all backed up just in case.

Replace Motherboard on a Windows XP System


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I keep getting BSODS I've reinstalled windows several times, used the windows memory diagnostic tool and chkdsk, but no errors.

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Specs are
Win7 Ultimate x64 Retail
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE @ 3,4GHz
10 GB of Ram(2x2GB @ 1333mhz, 1x 4GB @ 1333mhz, 1x 2GB @ 1666mhz)
MSI 870-C45

A:BSOD even after reinstalling windows and replacing motherboard.

Please start by running these free diagnostics to rule out the most common problems:
Also, as you've related memory problems, also run the free Prime95 program on this page: Additional Hardware Diagnostics

SP1 isn't installed, please do the following:

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates (may take repeated visits)
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
NOTE: For Vista, read these notes:

Read these notes for installing Vista SP1: Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Read these notes for installing Vista SP2: Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates. May take repeated visits, but keep it up until you get several "Windows is updated" results.
If you're having difficulties with installing a Service Pack, please use the SURTool from this link: What is the System Update Readiness Tool?
Also, check out this troubleshooting link from Microsoft: Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I have had limited success in installing updates/Service Packs when using a "clean boot". I suspect that I'm just bypassing the problem - and that it can come back to bite me in the butt later on.

Do you have a USB sound device? If so, try uninstalling it to see if the BSOD's stop (just a hunch on my part).

If the above steps don't stop the BSOD's, please zip up and upload any new memory dumps with your next post - and we'll see what we can figure out from there.

The following info is just FYI, I've already addressed the issues that I saw in the above paragraphs

- Further info on BSOD error messages available at:
- Info on how to troubleshoot BSOD's (DRAFT):
- How I do it:



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System Uptime: 4 days 13:54:23.597
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*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
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A:Upgrading Motherboard - Want To Avoid Reinstalling Windows 7

Not exactly sure if this still works - Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

Backup your data just in case.

GPU no problem, but CPU/mobo combo (CPU alone may be ok) normally mean a clean install.
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A:changing motherboard

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A:Changing My Motherboard

Actually, it is fairly easy. Uninstall the various drivers directly associated with the original motherboard model just before you shut it down the last time. If any of the "un-installations" ask you to reboot, ignore the request responding that you will do it later. Continue until you have gotten rid of them all. Then shut down.

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A:Changing the motherboard

Try to start it with only the processor(jumpers set correctly for multiplier and fsb)Memory, video card. Does it post

Do you have the cpu fan connected to the cpu fan header

Can you hear the hard drive spin up, does it try and access the hard drive, cdrom, or floppy when you boot it.
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A:Changing Out A Motherboard and PSU

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A:Changing just motherboard

I'd say the first step is to get a new oem/ system builders copy of win-7
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Hi, Buy a new machine would better, and would be cheaper. Regards.
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you will need to reinstall windows from scratch and when the registration point comes up, you will need to call M$ to get a new code. You will need to tell them you did a mobo swap-out.
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You can swap mb as long as you have not installed proprietary chipset drivers for the old mb. If you have it can still be done, however it is more work.
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Could I use the backup somehow?

OS: Win 7 Pro

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Another method is to apply your last image using it's boot disk, then Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD

You can first see if it will start without adjusting as sometimes happens.
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1. Yes
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Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust

I don't have the recovery disc, and its a different chipset in new motherboard. I know if I could boot from old mobo and use sysprep tool I'd be fine. However that is not possible. Is there a way to manually edit the driver files or run sysprep from a live-cd? Registry hacking might even be necessary.

Did you already install the new motherboard, so you're ready to start the process if I tell you how? You use the original disk, no restore is involved in the process?

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A:Changing motherboard and processor

Its always a good idea to fresh install when changing motherboards. A fresh install will minimize any issues that could arise from different hardware configurations. I've also heard that Windows setup detects an SSD and optimizes Windows for use with the SSD.

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A:Win 7 OEM License - Changing Motherboard & Processor

If you change the motherboard to a different model or manufacturer technically the OEM version cannot be activated as it is tied to the motherboard. However, I know Microsoft has made some exceptions.

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A:[SOLVED] Changing motherboard battery


Originally Posted by LarryMoenkurly

I have a Dell 8200 Dimension running XP. I need to replace my 8-year old battery. Is the correct procedure to turn the computer off or leave it on? If the computer is on, I believe I may not have to reset the clock or run some set up. If the power is off, what do I have to do after the battery is replaced and the power is turned back on?

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A:Error 0x80070035 after changing motherboard

Just a shot in the dark, but try uninstalling (NOT disabling) the Teredo and the ISATAP adapters. They'll reinstall themselves if needed - but most times they just go away and never come back (but the internet does).
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Method #1 here,

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A:drive letters switched after changing motherboard


Try a startup repair.

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Hello & welcome to tech guy forum.

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cpu type & speed
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