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Windows 7: Multiple Different BSODs Custom PC

28 Apr 2014   #91
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ok, thanks - no overclocking.

I looked at the MGA log and thought it was odd to have an ASUS laptop OEM license on a custom built desktop machine with a Gigabyte Mobo.
I believe this is the cause of the BSODs - it appears that the OS license is bogus. I'm afraid that, due to the forum rules, I won't be able to assist you further.

If you install Windows 7 with a valid license, then I'll be more than happy to assist you if you still have BSODs. I suspect however that you won't have the same issues with a valid license.


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28 Apr 2014   #92
Svyn

Windows 8.1
 
 

How would I go about doing that without formatting my computer?
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28 Apr 2014   #93
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Counterfeit installations such as yours contained heavily modified code that causes the installation to behave it unexpected ways. Analysing BSOD's and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is very unreliable. For this reason, many analysts won't attempt it.

My recommendation is to install a genuine Windows 7. This will minimise the problems you are experiencing, and make subsequent diagnosis of BSOD's far more reliable. Once you are running a genuine Windows 7 installation, and are still experiencing BSOD's, we will be happy to help you solve them

Unfortunately you will have to "format your computer"
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28 Apr 2014   #94
Svyn

Windows 8.1
 
 

Just a couple questions before I get a valid license.
If I were to buy it online, are the validation codes a one time use? If I have to format my computer for some reason would I not be able to use the same code and subsequently have to buy a new one?
And which OS uses less RAM/CPU while gaming, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1?

My apologies for wasting everyone's time with my invalid license.
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28 Apr 2014   #95
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

When you buy a license it is good for as many installs as you want.

The difference is retail or OEM, retail can be moved to a different computer if you get one, OEM is tied to the first mobo it is installed on.

I don't know which uses less resources.
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28 Apr 2014   #96
Svyn

Windows 8.1
 
 

I'll go to Staples tomorrow and buy a new retail Windows then. Would Windows 7 be recommended or upgrade to 8.1?
And I'm also not able to go from an invalid Windows 7 to a valid Windows 8.1 without formatting?
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29 Apr 2014   #97
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You need to format, clean install, start fresh.
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29 Apr 2014   #98
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would also suggest after you have a clean legal install and all Windows Updates done; install a anti virus program of your choice.
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Keyboard Razor Deathstalker
Mouse Razor Naga Hex
PSU Sea Sonic S12ii 620W
Case Fractal Design Define R4
Cooling 1 CPU Air Cooling, 2 Case Air Cooling
Hard Drives Samsung SSD 250GB + 1TB HDD
Antivirus None
Browser Google Chrome
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29 Apr 2014   #99
Svyn

Windows 8.1
 
 

Forgot to update that, I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials.
Would sticking with Windows 7 be best? Or move to 8.1?
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29 Apr 2014   #100
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

That's personal preference really. If you like seven and can still find a copy go for it.

A lot of windows eight haters, I use them both.
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