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Keeping old OS while changing mobo and processor

Q: Keeping old OS while changing mobo and processor

Hi guys,

I am going to change my motherboard, processor and RAM. However, I will be using the same HDD. Is it necessary to re-install the OS after I have set up the rig? I am using the drivers that come with Windows 8, so driver compatibility ought not to be a problem.
Thanks in advance!

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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.

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
Three notes:
1) Clone the drive first so that, in case of damage, you still have your data.
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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What steps should I do 1st? Should I just put my HDD(Seagate 30G), and (AGP)GeForce 2 video card in 1st, let Wiondows(98) "find them" and go from there, or what?

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I would call Microsoft to help with the activation. If you tell them the mobo story they will probably help.
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Follow the below proceedure to do a repair install of WinXP. Do not use the recovery console repair.

XP Repair install

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
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This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

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Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
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A:Solved: Changing motherboards, keeping CPU

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A:Changing hard drive and keeping install

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A:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

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A:Mobo and Processor help once more

ASRock Dual775-VSTA or their quad or whatever the latest edition of that board is. That is about your only hope. It is a budget board, but its solid, I ran it in my main machine for a while.

It will let you run an AGP card and DDR RAM still.

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A:Processor or Mobo

so...can anyone help confer on if the processor is the problem?
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A:Processor or Mobo?

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A:New processor/new mobo help

Holy crap that CPU is expensive.
What are you planning to do with this computer once you get it built?
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A:new mobo and processor

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A:New mobo and processor?

To start with the sony guy is full of crap. All intel pentium 4 processers will work in any motherboard that supports them (socket 775 in your case.). However the Operateing System (Windows) is matched to the motherboard and you will need a new copy of windows if you replace the board. You will also need a new case and PSU as sony uses non-standard mounting holes and brackets.

An AMD athlon 64 3200+ or higher would preform better but realistically a 3.2GHZ Pentium 4 with a good video card and ram will run any game currently out fine.

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A:New mobo for my P4 processor

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A:Best mobo for IDE/best processor

Need a really good processor.Click to expand...


I need memory. I have 3 sticks of 512 now, 2 of which I'm using in another PC.Click to expand...

So you have 512?

I have 3 AGP video cards (older parts laying around), and 1 PCI. Going to get a new PCI-e card.Click to expand...

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A:New MoBo and Processor

I'm afraid so, but it usually only takes a telephone call.
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A:New mobo and processor


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Maybe if you took the time to properly tpe out what you need/want, people will bother replying.
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It should work, BUT that selling price is far more than that motherboard is worth.
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You're not going to get hyperthreading on a amd64 cpu, although an amd x2 cpu(dual core), will be better than hyperthreading. You mainly need ht or dual core for serious multitasking.

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A:Failing Processor or DOA Mobo

Sounds very much like a poorly seated CPU, in thermal terms. However it could also be a badly seated or poorly matched memory stick.

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Be mindful of any solder on the board touching any other metal risers, or case parts.

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What motherboard do you currently have? A little hard to suggest anything when we don't know what you are currently using

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Your motherboard does not support the E5200.

Check this link :

My advice would be to get a better motherboard than looking to get a Pentium 4.

Just out of curiosity, what do you use your computer for? Any reasons as to why you went with this particular MSI motherboard when you decided to upgrade? What were your system specs prior to this?
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Freq: 1.80 GHz Core: 135V
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would any socket 775 mobo work?

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No,the situation with XP is different.

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I would like to state that all your hardware will carry over into the new system. There's only three exceptions (Memory and graphics, and power).

Your currently running sdram and your new system will use ddr ram. As for the video card this motherboard isnt backward compatible and only runs the new pci express video cards. So if you really want this motherboard you will need to buy a pci express video card.

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What can you tell me about the power supply?
Maker, maximum Watts?

When upgrading, It's a good rule of thumb to buy a new power supply depending on the age of the psu. If its a few years old its time for a new one. Plus with the new setup your power requirements are going to increase and your current psu may not be able to handle it. With that in mind, I recommend at a minimum a 400 watt power supply.

Do you have a case that's compatible with the amd64? This is a far cry from 650mhz processor. This setup is going to run alot hotter. Your current case many not be able to cool it properly and cause overheating problems.

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Many motherboards (MSI does) posts CPU and motherboard Temperatures in BIOS (assuming you can get a POST)
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A:Change Mobo and Processor without format ?

Quote: Originally Posted by ghost301

Is it possible to change motherboard and proc without reformat ? Perhaps a repair install ? Possible with windows 7 x64 or not ? Windows 7 x64 7137 BTW.

Welcome to Win7Forums Ghost!

It is definately not true that you have to reinstall Windows with a MOBO/Processor change. 7 is smart enough to detect the processor and use it, the only issue might be the MOBO. 7 will more than likely load a default driver for it but you may want to load the manufacture version to make sure you can use all the features of it.

Hope This Helps
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Problem Event Name StartupRepairV2
Problem signature 01 External media
Problem signature 02 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001
Problem signature 03 4
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Problem signature 06 No root cause
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OS Version 6.0.6001.
Locale ID 1033

A:Win Vista won't strt w/ new mobo & processor

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A:xp activation after upgrading mobo and processor

and welcome to the Forum

If you reinstall, which is the smart thing to do, you will have to activate . . it's quick and simpole, even if you have to call. Don't let it bother you
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- Support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-core CPU
- Intel® Quad-Core

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A:Will my MOBO support a new processor and differnet RAM?

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read: before doing anything else.
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A:New mobo and processor, weird issues

When I insert the power plug, it turns on for about 2 or 3 seconds and shuts off.Click to expand...

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Are you trying to turn on the PC by this method?
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A:Mobo, Processor, or Power Supply? Or all 3??

You can approach this in two ways. One is just to replace the PS. The other would be to remove everything non essential for posting. Just leave the HS/fan/CPU, RAM (if you can or it applies one stick at a time) and video adapter. If that doesn't work try the same set up with the MB out of the box on a non conductive surface. Then when it still doesn't work replace the PS.
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A:Power supply, processor, mobo, or what

subtleteddybear said:

What i want to know is if the power supply is going bad (it smells burnt) Click to expand...

Burnt smells are really not a good thing, and indicates that your PSU is pretty much 'toast'. Get it. "BURNT" "TOAST" HILARIOUS!!

Sorry, that was really bad.

Anyway, your PSU is not safe to use anymore. Get a new PSU and see if it solves the problem. If it does, then you're good to go. If not, it's likely that your motherboard was damaged as well. Processors rarely fail, so I'm more apt to believe that it's the PSU and/or motherboard.
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