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Windows 7: Moving HDD's to a new motherboard

04 Jun 2012   #11
Marsby

Home Premium 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
The instructions below guide you through how to swap the hard drives to a new motherboard.

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
Ahh that is pretty handy, I guess Windows Seven is an improvement after all.


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04 Jun 2012   #12
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Very much so.
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04 Jun 2012   #13
Zach1928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I hate to be a bother, but would the secondary drive with games and whatnot just be plug and play? I'd hate to have to back all of that up
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04 Jun 2012   #14
Marsby

Home Premium 7 64bit
 
 

Not a bother, yes totally plug and play. Only caveat is that some games might not play if you have to reinstall the OS from scratch. Just make sure your drive letters are as they were before. Otherwise you will have issues with the pointers/references.
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04 Jun 2012   #15
Zach1928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Gotcha, I assume they'd all work using the process that's in that link
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05 Jun 2012   #16
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

It is very straight forward. Please let us know how you make out.
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11 Jun 2012   #17
Zach1928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Turns out I didn't need a new mobo at all, the gpu I got works fine. Sorry to disappoint, everyone!
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11 Jun 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

On such a similar mobo, Win7 may start up on its own with just a few driver swaps. It may also hold activation or reactivate on its own. If not do the phone activation as suggested emphasizing that you replaced with same mobo.

However if it won't start due to convergence of driver/SID/HID issues at animation screen the only remedies besides Clean Reinstall are to SysPrep to move HD to another computer, boot Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to adjust old HD to new hardware, or reimage using Acronis with Universal Restore (2010+).
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