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Win 7 OEM License - Changing Motherboard & Processor

Q: Win 7 OEM License - Changing Motherboard & Processor

Hi I have an OEM version of Win Pro x DVD I Win License - Motherboard 7 Changing Processor OEM & purchased from Newegg in I installed it Win 7 OEM License - Changing Motherboard & Processor on my Intel DX SO i - which I subsequently upgraded the processor to i - I plan to upgrade my motherboard and processor again to an Intel DX SO i - x I'm also going to replace my Seagate Barracuda GB SATA hdds presently in Intel RST RAID which are out of warranty -year with two new -year warranty Seagate Constellation TB SATA hdds configured in a Marvell RAID mirror I'll use the Barracuda Intel RST RAID volume as my back-up disk Will I have MS license issues when I do a clean install of my OEM Win onto the upgraded system I'm wondering if I'll have activation problems I've changed the motherboard before but with the same processor and model motherboard and there didn't seem to be an issue I've done this with an OEM copy of Win XP in the past and didn't have any issues I'm not installing the same OS product key on more than one system I'm just moving or reinstalling the OS to an upgraded hardware system Regards

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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.

I'm facing the same thing right now. I suspect a problem with my motherboard. I have another to replace it but it is a different vendor and I'm afraid Microsoft will not activate it. I've considered an "anytime upgrade" from Home to Pro version but I don't know if that will change the OEM version into a full version. So, I'm stuck.


XP was different and the process was much more lenient.

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Hello

As the title says, I wanna change my motherboard processor, and insert an SSD aswell while keeping the old harddrive.

Was wondering if I need to perfom a new reinstall on windows or if I can just transfer windows itself to the SSD and then just keep going. I was also wondering if my windows install will messup if I insert my new motherboard due to new BIOS.

Thanks
 

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.

You should also keep in mind, an OEM license for Windows is not be transferable to a new motherboard. The motherboard is the one component that constitutes a new machine. OEM installs are bound to the motherboard they are activated on.
 

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A:When changing motherboard and processor, is XP re-install always required?

mine worked fine when i changed the motherboard and cpu but eventually after backing up my data, i did do a clean installation just to get the kinks out. you dont have to but it is recommended so you can get the most out of your hardware. i did mine backwards for some strange reason, best way would be to backup now and then change the hardware and reinstall.


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A:Changing license from 64 to 32 bits

Welcome

Where did you find the OEM key? i want to be sure it is the correct key.

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See if this helps . . http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4138.html
 

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A:Can I use a new OEM license key to Upgrade after new motherboard?

I would first try to get it activated with your old key. Yes, in principle you cannot move an OEM key from one mobo to another. But if you have a good story, MS may let you get away with it. The numbers to call are here: How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center by phone

And yes, if you buy a new key, that should work. But why waste the money. Maybe you are lucky.

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A:Motherboard failure! Windows 8 Pro license transfer?

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AND
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A:changing my processor chip?????

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A:Changing a processor chip

I would check ww.Ebay.com for that processor, use this link Ebay 1.4Ghz Athlons . I got an Athlon 1.4Ghz 266Mhz FSB for $42 there about 6 months ago. You would have to be really lucky to find that processor online anywhere else for under $100. Installing a processor is very easy but you have to be careful with the pins on it and when you reinstall the heatsink on it. It literaly is Plug-n-Play. Make sure you use some kind of thermal paste like Artic Silver on top of the processor between it and the heatsink.

P.S. Dont get the Duron, even though its 1.3Ghz your 900Mhz Athlon still outperforms it in most things like games.:grinthumb Also, if a 266Mhz FSB one is cheaper to get you should be able to use that but it will just run at 200Mhz FSB on your motherboard, someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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A:Keeping old OS while changing mobo and processor

Short answer--New Motherboard=New License Key if you have an OEM OS version. Sorry

The reason is your license key is embedded in your BIOS, and the BIOS is embedded with the MOBO.

If you paid for a license key separately then you can use the OS with the new MOBO but you should do a clean install because all the drivers will be wrong and it probably won't even boot.

EDIT:
You could try to put the drive as-is into the new machine, boot off the Win8 installation media, and do a repair install. This will search for drivers that match the current hardware
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2) You will probably have to phone Microsoft to re-activate the copy of the OS. They've been decent about it with others.
3) If it works, immediately go to the Microsoft Update site and see what updates are needed for the drivers that you just installed

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A:Solved: Changing out a laptop processor

Laptops have limited upgradeability, and the processor is an area that generally shouldn't be upgraded. Laptops will only support a small set of processor upgrades. If you think you can buy a low-end laptop and pop in a high-end processor, you're seriously mistaken. The board won't handle it. The chassis won't handle it. "Opening" a laptop involves removing dozens of tiny screws of all different sizes and removing many small, fragile, pieces of plastic. Most people lose or damage at least one part when disassembling a laptop. And of course doing so completely voids the warranty, so if you break something, you're out the cost to replace or repair it.

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A:Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T

Never mind. I found a 2200 at a reasonable price at Spartan Technologies for about $130.
 

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A:New motherboard/processor

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A:motherboard/processor

To find your motherboard is a pain but this place will tell you how.
Home page. http://www.ping.be/bios/

Here is the page that tells you how. http://www.ping.be/bios/numbers.shtml

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A:New motherboard and used processor

Find the model number of the new board and see if the old CPU will match the allowed CPU's for that model board
 

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A:Motherboard or Processor

Corrupted files usually point to a corrupted\failing HDD.

However, there's one thing that wasn't clear from your post: Did you replace the motherboard and then do a clean install of XP or was it the other way around? If you did it before replacing the motherboard, then you'll have to do it again, because while Windows can handle hardware changes like new RAM, a new video card and even a new CPU, a new motherboard is too much for it to handle and the Hardware Abstraction Layer becomes messed up, usually ending in BSODs or other problems.
 

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A:New motherboard and processor

Buy a new comp. You are wasting money re-placing that stuff.

My BEST advice.
 

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took it in to a tech, who changed the cpu. System was running until 2 days, ago, when again, could not get it out of
sleep. Press the power button, turns the laptop off completely, press again, back to sleep, with caps lock blinking once, indicating cpu issues. Took it back to tech, who now thinks it could be the motherboard.
If that was the case, then HP diagnostics would have the caps lock blinking 5 times, right?


HELP, THANKS

A:Motherboard or processor, which is it??

Hello GLENDAGIRL. Welcome to the forum.

Not necessarily. If the problem were in the motherboard's CPU socket that could be mistaken for a CPU error.

CPUs are hardy components. It's hard to kill them and they don't usually go bad. The fact that the CPU was switched and the problem persists would pretty much eliminate it as a suspect.

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A:Motherboard and Processor

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These will give you detailed information on your machine:

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A:Can I install any Processor in any motherboard?

No,certain processors use certain socket types.

The Intel® Core™ i3-5xx processor series uses a LGA1156 socket and the Intel® Core™ i3-2xxx processor series feature a LGA1155 socket. Processors for each socket are not compatible with the other socket and won't work due to electrical, mechanical, and keying differences. The boxed fan-heatsinks will work across sockets because the socket footprint is the same. You do need to match the Thermal Design Profile (TDP) of the respective processors in order to properly match the right heatsinks to the right processors.
 

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System Locale: English (United States)
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Packard Bell NEC PB13318701
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Chassis Serial Number: 50424E
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*
Main Circuit Board*b
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Board: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL MS-7168 1.0
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Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom)
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A:Which computer has a better motherboard/processor?

The AMD Athlon 64 2.20 GHz processor is faster and will out-perform the low-end and slower AMD Sempron 1.80 GHz processor.

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A:New Motherboard/Processor Not Responding

When it comes to power supplies, it's not all the time about the power, but the make... for that set up I would be looking for a well known, reputable brand of power supply.

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A:Finding a processor for my motherboard

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http://www.amazon.com/AMD-ATHLON-PROCESSOR-THOROUGHBRED-SOCKET/dp/B000YQT78G

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Have checked memory in a spare computer by swapping the chips.
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A:Fauly processor or Motherboard

Have stripped down to MB, processor, memory, and on board graphics.Click to expand...

There is no way to tell if a bad mobo or processor is fault without swapping it out.
Have a meter to check PSU? Can you use spare system PSU to check?
If PSU proves good and mem is good along with graphics/internal or external,
then mobo/processor are suspect.
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can a Sempron 2300+ Socket 462 256KB L2 cache compatible on this??
 

A:<b>What type of processor for this motherboard</b>

No.

http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdetails.asp?model=m7vkq
 

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A:Help Me Please! Possible Motherboard or Processor Failure?

Check ALL mobo connectors, particularly psu and IDE/Sata controller cables. (with the power off, power plug pulled and power button pushed once to clear the caps)
 

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A:Upgrading my processor and motherboard

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A:Motherboard or Processor defunct?

What is the make and model of the motherboard?

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A:New processor for a DP965LT motherboard

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This I do know, the E7500 is 45nm, and essentially a brand new release. Only boards bought within the last 6 months are likely compatible with it without a BIOS update.

http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=dp965lt I saw the same compatibility page for your board that you did, and it looks like you're out of luck. The newest CPUs that will work are the E21XX Pentium Dual Cores, and they're not as good as what you have.

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ARK | Intel? Pentium? 4 Processor 662 supporting HT Technology (2M Cache, 3.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

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A:Will this processor work with my motherboard

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A:Motherboard & Processor Switch

You may be able to use the "sysprep" utility to genericize the installation before moving it to the new motherboard.

It's intended for deploying Windows on diverse hardware, but it might work for you.

It'd be wise to prepare as if you needed to do a clean installation, though. Just in case.

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PLEASE SUGGEST BRAND AND MODEL NO.

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A:Motherboard/Processor upgrade help

Well at the least you are looking at a new CPU. Chances are you will need a new motherboard as well, but maybe not. Other things you may need to upgrade is the RAM and powersupply - but again maybe not.

Can you post you motherboard model, RAM type and speed(ie PC2100), and powersupply make and wattage. Also post any Systemax model number. You can find all this using Everest: http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=3 - just note that you may want to look at the RAM visually to see if whats being reported is the correct info - you could have faster RAM running at a slower speed.

Also note that in most cases you will need to format and reinstall Windows when upgrading the motherboard due to the change of the motherboard chipset - its also just a good idea to do.
 

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A:Motherboard/Processor replacement

Experience with this? Lots of it.

Chances the installed OS will boot off another board are very, very, very unlikely. And even if it does, you'll have sporadic run problems until you do a clean install of the OS on the new board.

Exceptions to this rule: Exact replacement board.
 

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