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Windows 7: New Motherboard???


07 Aug 2010   #1

Win7 Home Prem. 64Bit
 
 
New Motherboard???

I am currently running Win 7 Home Premium 64 on an MSI X48C motherboard. The motherboard has been glitchy from the start, I've updated BIOS, played with the BIOS, but after working for a month or so at a time, it freezes on Flash videos, loses USB functionality, won't boot, etc. etc., etc. I am planning to replace the motherboard with an Intel DH55TC running an I5 processor with onboard graphics, and will likely use new memory. I plan to use the same case, HDD, power supply, optical drive. Is ther a way I can use my current copy of Windows 7 to install the operating system? It was activated on the MSI board for a little over a year, and reloaded on that setup a few times.

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07 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello JoeMax.





If your Windows 7 is full Retail you can move it to the new mobo but if it is OEM then it is forever tied to the first mobo it was installed to.
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07 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If you're getting a new system, why not use your current Hard drive on the new system?
You can use your current copy of Windows so long as the license isn't used on the old system. Meaning if you want to install Windows 7 with your previous license, remove it from your old system.
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07 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Well with a bit of luck you should just be able to install the new hardware and that is it. Unless of course you want to do a fresh install of windows.
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07 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello JoeMax.
If your Windows 7 is full Retail you can move it to the new mobo but if it is OEM then it is forever tied to the first mobo it was installed to.
Depending on the situation even if it is OEM you could still use it changing the MB
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07 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtRider View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello JoeMax.
If your Windows 7 is full Retail you can move it to the new mobo but if it is OEM then it is forever tied to the first mobo it was installed to.
Depending on the situation even if it is OEM you could still use it changing the MB


Only if you can convince MS that it was because of a mobo malfunction that it was replaced.


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