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Windows 7: Changing motherboard with different chipset

15 Mar 2013   #1

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Changing motherboard with different chipset

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.

*edit: I just tried running sysprep from a Windows 7 Recovery Disc command prompt, but it gives the error that ActionQueue.dll is missing from my computer.


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15 Mar 2013   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust View Post
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?

Read the attached pdf. It can inject drivers using "P2P adjust OS" option. You want the software? It was freeware a long time ago.


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15 Mar 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust View Post
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 if I tell you how?

Yes sir.
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15 Mar 2013   #4

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ogvkez2hnab1isv/GMh6pwmwcP (will leave the file on dropbox for about a week)
There is Paragon Adaptive Restore 2010 Personal Edition Advanced Recovery.ISO
And the manual. Burn ISO to DVD and boot from it. Use option P2P Adjust OS.
If system boots successfully after using the software... check device manager and uninstall all unneeded drivers. And uninstall software that belongs to devices not attached anymore. And of course install motherboard drivers. Either using windows update or by CD.
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15 Mar 2013   #5

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You guys rule!
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15 Mar 2013   #6

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Use option "Adjust the OS to the new hardware automatically"
Migrate Windows 7 to different hardware platforms

After succesfull boot... Check in device manager if all is fine!

Did you try to boot after motherboard swap? System crashed with stopcode 7B? If so... was old BIOS SATA in AHCI mode? Is new BIOS as well in same mode? Anyway set your BIOS SATA settings to AHCI (or to RAID if already set to RAID). Not to legacy mode nor IDE!
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15 Mar 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust View Post
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.

*edit: I just tried running sysprep from a Windows 7 Recovery Disc command prompt, but it gives the error that ActionQueue.dll is missing from my computer.
sysprep syspreps the currently running Windows 7 system. But Windows 7 Recovery is currently running! You can't sysprep offline. Use the ISO I gave you. Use CD with drivers afterwards
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15 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Turns out I just needed to enable AHCI...
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16 Mar 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust View Post
Turns out I just needed to enable AHCI...
So after enabling AHCI in BIOS it booted fine? Paragon Adaptive Restore 2010 Personal Edition Advanced Recovery wasn't needed?

Check device manager anyway!
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