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XPS 2710 - Faulty Motherboard with installation of Windows 10 - Replace motherboard and fallback to Windows 8 - Recovery CD please

Q: XPS 2710 - Faulty Motherboard with installation of Windows 10 - Replace motherboard and fallback to Windows 8 - Recovery CD please

Hi ,

With recent upgrade of Windows 10 upgrade, my computer XPS 2710 totally black out. I have been told that mother board is gone and have to replace. With the replacement Mother Board , I think I am required to re-install the Windows 8 and I think it will ask for a Product key , since it is a replacement mother board. Please advise, with the faulty motherboard, forced to replace the Motherboard. how will be go with the reinstallation of Windows 8. With so many details in the forum about the faulty motherboard of XPS 2710 just because of the Windows 10 upgrade. I am planning to fall back to Window 8 with the replacement mother board, pleaser advise.

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A:DELL XPS 2710 -Recovery of OS - Motherboard replacement and recovery of Windows

The license is OEM and the product key is embedded in the UEFI BIOS of the motherboard. If you replace the motherboard and it doesn't have a UEFI BIOS embedded Windows 8.x product key you will be unable to activate Windows 8.1 and may have to buy Windows 8.1 again.
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A:can i replace motherboard 793272-501 with motherboard 794984...

Hi, Yes as you can see on the list: Regards.
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A:XPS One 2710 motherboard compatibility?

Dell can only speak to what Dell tested and validated. The XPS One 2710 motherboards are tied to the operating system and the graphics. G17RR and 3VTJ7 are children part numbers of the parent Dell part number on the far left.1PMFP Discrete video, Windows 8 Pro, 3VTJ71CMYV Onboard video, Window 8 Pro, G17RRPKND9 Discrete video, Windows 8 Home, 3VTJ7WPVM4 Onboard video, Windows 8 Home, G17RRYCGJ1 Discrete video, Window 7, 3VTJ7WXVGM Onboard video, Window 7, G17RR
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A:Need Dell One XPS 2710 Motherboard

Power supply is good. Problem was as suspected in the BIOS. I managed to flash it with a working one, thanks to the help of a friend with good soldering skills. Indeed the holes i was talking about in my last post are made for accessing the bios chip without extracting it. The process wasn't easy but we did it!! So now the computer is back to life!! :DD Tat was the good news. The bad news is that it looks like the windows 8 key was embedded in the old rom file (of that file I made a backup for safety, but i cannot read it), so i cannot install my legally owned copy of windows because i cannot get the key. By asking help from DELL, the only answer i got was "you must consider yourself lucky, you managed to revive your computer. that's already a lot. So NO, we won't help you, you must buy yourself another copy of windows." . I had Windows 8 "customer" (whatever it means).
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I've done my share of posting and ranting about my XPS 2710 on here.
Just an FYI as maybe I can help someone else who has a broken XPS 2710 from either upgrading to Windows 10 or with another issue like a corrupted bios/eeprom (my issue).
I was searching for replacement parts and came across a company who had an eBay ad saying they can fix the XPS 2710 issues that we're experiencing.
For $100 at this point I figured I'd take the chance.  If he said he couldn't fix it there would be no charge.
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A:Company repaired my XPS 2710 motherboard for $100!

With what OS running..?
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A:Mass Storage Controller Driver for Asus motherboard P4R800-VM motherboard for XP Re-installation

Almost a word for word copy & paste from THIS forum post made in 2014
@muckshifter the bus inspector should be along soon
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A:No sound in Windows XP after installation of new motherboard


My volume is fine, speakers work fine obviously as I get sound from media player etc.

so you are getting sound or not? confusing

Anyway, the obvious first step would be to install your sound drivers. It is entirely possible that they replaced your motherboard with a similar model, but one that is not quite the same since the 9150 is no longer sold by Dell.

If I were you I would skip on over to and download them from there.

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A:Motherboard failure and Windows 7 recovery


These 2 threads have a lot of info.

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A:how can i tell if my motherboard is faulty or my cpu?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You did use standoffs when fitting the new mobo didn`t you?

Make sure that the mobo isn`t shorting against the case anywhere.

Is the heatsink properly connected, and did you use thermal paste?

Disconnect anything not required to boot your system.

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A:Faulty motherboard - Need to get data of HDD but with this ...

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A:G500 Faulty Motherboard

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear of the failing motherboard.  I'm not an owner of your model, but if the laptop is out of warranty you can have it serviced anywhere for a motherboard replacement.  I am surprised the shop didn't quote you an estimate for repair.
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A:Computer won't boot, faulty CPU or motherboard?

what are you hardware specifications?

everyting, Cpu, motherboard, psu, gpu, ram,
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A:Is my motherboard faulty after damaged my RAMs?

Althoug Time Consuming, the best method would be:

1) Remove All RAM from the system

2) Insert the 1st module in the very first DIMM slot.
Test & record the results.

3) Remove the module and set aside, and put in the next module
(Still in the very first DIMM slot and still only 1 RAM module)
Test & record the results.

4) Repeat until you have tested all RAM modules in the Motherboards first DIMM slot.

At this point you may have all of them Pass, Fail, or a combination of both.

keep things organized and recorded so you know which failed, or passed in that slot.

Move to DIMM slot 2, testing a single RAM module (repeating step 1 & 2)

Continue the process onto DIMM 3 and 4 etc.

This process will help you pinpoint if it is in fact a RAM issue, or a MOBO issue.

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A:New Build Problems - Possible Faulty Motherboard or Something Else?

A BIOS update would be available on the Gigabyte website.
But IMO, RMAing the motherboard would be better in case you encounter further problems.
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A:CD boot problem - faulty motherboard?

Could you please list which parts (model numbers processor type and speed etc, etc) comprise your computer or the make and model number if it's a Dell, HP, Gateway or such?
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However, there are ways to avoid a full install of the OS. Read through the following links:
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A:Replace motherboard for T61 (6459-CTO)

Instructions on how to disassemble the computer and replace the motherboard should be in the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM).  Sorry, I don't have the link but you should be able to search for it on this forum.  

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A:Think I've damaged motherboard - how to replace?

You'll have to get the exact same motherboard, which means going back to Dell or buying one on eBay. Putting non-Dell boards into a Dell can be tricky and you are not allowed to use the Dell Windows XP license with anything except the mainboard that comes or is an approved replacement for the system.

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A:Want to replace my motherboard, processor, and ram need help.

you have another post stating that you want to get another socket-754 processor for you existing motherboard.

now this post states that you want to get a new mobo too?

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A:Can I replace Processor on motherboard?

Sure its possible.

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A:Motherboard and CPU replace - will not boot


If you didn't prepare the drive before the move and also Repair install fails, your options are getting limited. What I would do is install another drive and put your OS on it with a clean install. Then, take the drive with your data on and put it in there as a slave so you could get your data off.
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A:windows xp faulty installation

First question what kind of computer is it and or its specs? Anyway sounds like the computer is running in 16 bit. Which leads me to believe that its a video problem.

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A:help to replace older damaged motherboard with new

I don't mean this in a bad way....but that system is about 7 generations old.

The only possible thing that be worth saving might be PSU, but if it was me I'd sell it as is and get what you can outta it and put it towards a new build.
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I would just get a new system that is upgradable at a later time. I don't want to be biased since I own a Dell but you could go to Walmart and buy a whole new system that can be upgraded a component at a time at a later date. I bought mine from Dell before they were available retail. Just a suggestion:
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A:Y470 - Any chance to replace motherboard by myself...

If you are comfortable working inside your laptop then there really isn't any reason not to replace the motherboard.  Just take your time and keep track of all the little screws and where they go.  Personally, I use a muffin tin to keep all the various screws separate.  I mark each bin on the tin with a brief description of where the screws go, example: back cover, keyboard, palm rest, etc.  Also take care when unplugging the various cables.  Some of the connectors on the ribbon cables have different types of release latches. Some slide in while others may flip up.   Your videos will be of assistance with those.
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A:Should/can I replace motherboard/memory/CPU Presario 2511EA

Motherboard replacements that fit that case are also slow. You are limited by the maximum of 1 GB of pc2700 memory in two 512 MB modules... and it is the memory that makes the biggest difference... Not the CPU speed.
You cannot find a motherboard that will be faster and still fit all the ports and plugs on the case... There are some mighty decent laptops that will be much faster and run at least 2 GB of memory that would be a better choice... Dell, some Acer, Lenovo, Asus... as well as newer Compaqs or HP's.
Prices will be low for the rest of the summer after high school and college graduations are over... and some sellers will give you a significant discount to reduce inventory. The prices will go back up, but with new models that are faster and run 4 GB of memory or more.
Treat yourself to a Windows 7 machine with the potential to run 4 or 8 G B of memory... a quality build will last you anlother seven years.
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Hi Guys thanks in advance for reading my post I have an Old Gateway Pentium D GHz GB ram DDR GB HD model number that Itís a to Gateway replace Motherboard? possible? native How GT5012 even Gateway GT with a pair of LG Blu Ray Optical Drives How to replace a Gateway GT5012 native Motherboard? Itís that even possible? I am into the blu-ray wagon so I ve been backing up my HD How to replace a Gateway GT5012 native Motherboard? Itís that even possible? documentaries and most important movies and files into Blanks BD media however I ve been having issues with big files and blu ray movies It s How to replace a Gateway GT5012 native Motherboard? Itís that even possible? taking between - hour to burn files of GB Movies like King Kong and Kingdom of Heaven Director s cut will take more than hours I am using DVD Fab and my OS it s the crappy Windows XP Anyway I am trying to do a make over and I know my limitations The specs of my motherboard says clearly that it will not support CPUs other than Pentium Ds or lower No support for Quad cores or core duo Building a new computer it s not an option right now A friend of mine said that upgrading to Windows will fix part of the issue he saids that Windows XP wasn t build for those tasks Here is the question How can I find a compatible mother board that can replace the one I have right now and supports Core duo or Quad cores CPU I want to be able to use the Gateway s PC case and recycle some other components they are in good condition I called Gateway and they said they would not support any upgrade and won t give me any info Thanks in advance for any help that you may provide These are my motherboard specs This is the Intel Cortez G Motherboard Features include Intel G chipset Supports Intel Pentium and Celeron D processors and Pentium D dual core processors LGA socket or MHz system bus Memory support for DDR DDR or DDR MHz DIMMs expandable up to GB Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Integrated Intel High Definition audio using Sigmatel Intel Integrated LAN Two PCI conventional one PCI Express and one PCI Express add-in card slot nbsp

A:How to replace a Gateway GT5012 native Motherboard? It’s that even possible?
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Hello,        Just wondering if it's possible to replace the motherboard of my laptop with a higher one? Or just the video card with a GTX and not a GT. Thanks in advance. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-571G-73ZJ) Intel Core i7-5500UNvidia GeForce GT 940M8GB DDR3L 

A:Replace/Upgrade motherboard and video card?

video card is possible but more is not feasible, however checks your video card it is not welded, if welded is not possible to change the video card and if not welded still have more of a problem, you should check your motherboard supports other type of plate to be installed and also if the driver will be compatible with your motherboard. Already the motherboard if the same model that its possible ťe yes replace the motherboard to get a good upgrade, Best Buy and even better that is more viable. I have helped (Used Translator)

Se eu fosse ķtil, um Kudos ť apreciar e lembre-se de marcar Aceitar como SoluÁ„o se o seu problema foi resolvido . Conhecimento adquirido deve ser compartilhado pois assim podemos fazer este mundo Melhor.Acer Aspire 5733 - 6668 Core I3 4GB 1066 2X2,HD 500 , Windows 10 Pro Insider 19393.5
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Hi there, i have a failed dell 1558 motherboard and i want to replace with a motherboard witch has the same geometry but slightly different serial number . There would be any compatibility issues?

The failed one has serial number : <ADMIN NOTE: serial number removed per privacy policy>
The other mobo has serial number: <ADMIN NOTE: serial number removed per privacy policy>

Thank you in advance!
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title says it.

the motherboard is a pci express ht2000. I want to upgrade to a 500w power supply, but I've read that certain motherboards will only have room for 20 power connectors and certain power supplies may not work because of that.

In short, I've searched a lot to no avail trying to find out if I can upgrade my power supply. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

A:I want to replace power supply, not sure if motherboard is compatible

Is it an AMD board? AMD SW300?

In any case, replacement power supplies often come with both types. But you could always count them, too.
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A:Replace/Upgrade motherboard and video card?

video card is possible but more is not feasible, however checks your video card it is not welded, if welded is not possible to change the video card and if not welded still have more of a problem, you should check your motherboard supports other type of plate to be installed and also if the driver will be compatible with your motherboard. Already the motherboard if the same model that its possible ťe yes replace the motherboard to get a good upgrade, Best Buy and even better that is more viable. I have helped (Used Translator)

Se eu fosse ķtil, um Kudos ť apreciar e lembre-se de marcar Aceitar como SoluÁ„o se o seu problema foi resolvido . Conhecimento adquirido deve ser compartilhado pois assim podemos fazer este mundo Melhor
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you have an OEM system and there is no guarantee that its case conforms to industry standards and will fit a standard motherboard. but you can still try... what is the current configuration of your system?
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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.
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A:BIOS corrupted do I need to replace chip or find a new motherboard?

Sounds pretty bad...You would need to swap out the bios chip with a working one temporarily.

Read this and this.....
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A:Windows 7 suspected faulty installation media or process

Replace the AVG crapware, which is recommended by no one here, with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Did you follow closely the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM - which are the same for retail? Pay close attention to how drivers are handled in Win7 which is different than XP.

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starting with a Clean Boot, hardware tests, logs, Solutions, drivers.
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A:repair cost to replace motherboard and dc jack on Envy Noteb...

Hi, I think they could not find it due to no available part any where even at HP part store: And no part list available: It is mentioned on page 64 of the Maintenance and Service Guide once. I did try eBay, Amazon and blank. This forum is for you and me. Please contact HP in your country for help. Regards.
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Sony says that you can remove the recovery partition but not change it.

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A:replace vaio recovery partition with windows 7

Hi and welcome to TSF here are some links to info,I have not tried this so cannot confirm anything
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Hello guys. In some days I will buy a new motherboard not the same with the old one. My question is do I have to uninstall the drivers from the old motherboard and how can I do it?

A:New motherboard installation

Motherboards do not store Drivers. They are kept on the hard drive and are part of the operating system.
If you are referring to settings in the BIOS-they are part of the motherboard and are not an issue either.
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Finally-if you want to clear the BIOS on the old motherboard, you can use its clearing pins and/or remove the battery for a period of time. Check the manual for the board to see how this is done in your case.
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Thank you.


A:New Motherboard Installation

Before you (or anyone else) installs a new motherboard, i recommend you back up anything that you consider precious. There is a very good chance that you will be reinstalling windows. If you dont, it tends to act finicky and tends to crash a lot. So basically what I am saying is, prepare to start from scratch.
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A:New Motherboard installation

You don't have a sound card or onboard sound?

Did you install sound drivers for the new board?
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A:Motherboard installation

Make sure nothing is shorting. Look for the MB in contact with the case.
If you don't see anything trying the MB sitting outside the case may be necessary.
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Can anyone send me a link to a How to Install a New Motherboard, New CPU, and New Memory" site or document.

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Either I have started drinking or Intel's website is confusing and I can't pin down what I am looking for.

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I probably have over-extended my PC experience on this one. If any one can help me out, it would certainly be much appreciated.


A:Help with a new motherboard installation...

Check out this video.
I don't know if you can install drivers (without special tools) in existing OS before it loads.
Can you boot from windows installation media?
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Hi All!
I just recently ordered a new motherboard/processor/ram combination to upgrade my computer!
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before I put the motherboard/cpu/ram in my computer and take the old out.

My computer right now has the following specs:

Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2
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Are there any things I need to shutdown? I'm at a complete loss when it comes to these kinds of installations...


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A:Motherboard Installation

anyone have any ideas?
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Hi all, going to install new motherboard, does anything in windows 'add/remove programs' need to be removed before installing new software for the new motherboard? thanks

A:New motherboard installation

If you are going to reuse the Windows installation on the new motherboard, you will need to do an XP repair (i assume this is the OS). No, no programs need to be removed.

The hardware is so different, most likely it will not boot and possibly trash the XP installation, so you need to install the new mobo, enter the bios and set the date and time, make any custom changes you need, save changes and exit. Do not let it try to boot from the hard drive, boot from the XP CD and do a repair install, this will remove all the old hardware drivers, once the repair is done, boot into windows and install all your new motherboard drivers, starting with the chipset driver.
Scroll down to "Replace a Failed Motherboard" for the proceedure