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Windows 7: Windows will not boot or restore after motherboard upgrade

26 Feb 2013   #11
Kaktussoft

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26 Feb 2013   #12
Golden
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What error message do you get during activation?

Please post the MGADIAG report.
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26 Feb 2013   #13
MarkyMarkOz

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
What error message do you get during activation?

Please post the MGADIAG report.

Does not match Windows SKU
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26 Feb 2013   #14
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Before you reinstalled, did you check if your Sata controller was in AHCI or legacy mode? My Biostar motherboard defaulted to legacy, which caused problems when I upgraded its firmware and forgot to change it back to AHCI (after I changed it Windows boot fine)
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26 Feb 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

For others finding this thread, you cannot expect Win7 to start with such a major hardware change. If it doesn't start after assuring the SATA mode is the same then run an Adaptive Restore such as SysPrep to move HD to another computer, Acronis True Image with Universal Restore, or Paragon Adaptive Restore.

In order to adjust it to start on the new hardware I always boot Paragon Adaptive Restore CD - SkyDrive to P2P adjust the drivers, SID, HID so that it starts up.
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26 Feb 2013   #16
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
For others finding this thread, you cannot expect Win7 to start with such a major hardware change. If it doesn't start after assuring the SATA mode is the same then run an Adaptive Restore such as SysPrep to move HD to another computer, Acronis True Image with Universal Restore, or Paragon Adaptive Restore.

In order to adjust it to start on the new hardware I always boot Paragon Adaptive Restore CD - SkyDrive to P2P adjust the drivers, SID, HID so that it starts up.
Is Paragon Adaptive Restore CD freeware?
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26 Feb 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

Yes, but the disk is not available any longer.
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