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Windows 7: Switched Motherboads from Gigabyte to Asus sabertooth990 FX R2

02 Mar 2013   #1
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 
Switched Motherboads from Gigabyte to Asus sabertooth990 FX R2

hello everyone been a few week since i have been here, last time i was here i was thinking of doing a upgrade
Looking to Upgrade 4 Year old Desktop

Well i bit the Bullet and got the ASUS - - ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
And
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/..._ya_os_product

after installing every thing into my case i was able to get into the ( Updated 1503 )BIOS and verify Memory and CPU then tried to boot to the OS (WIN7 X 64 )it got as far as trying to load windows and then Blue screen, it went away so fast i did not see what it said. i tried to do a Repair to windows
was un successfull with the repair, i did notice i got a OxC00000e9 error ( Boot Error i believe) the HD is a (1T SATA Drive ) i do have a Image Backup from NOV 2012. but i would rather not do that untill i have exhausted every possible option.

any and all Suggestions Welcomed
Thanks in Advance.


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02 Mar 2013   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You can't change Motherboards and expect the OS to run as before. Try this tutorial Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
For practical purposes when you changed the motherboard, it is the same as a new computer. Good luck
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02 Mar 2013   #3
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello. i solved my Issue. but i have a few silly questions. First how i solved my issue, i installed a copy of windows 7, and i was able to get to the desktop. where i was able to install and update the new Drivers and BIOS for the new Motherboard. the new installed created a .OLD windows folder. ( That was Expected )then i noticed i installed a 32 Bit, instead of a 64 Bit. so i had top RE Install again this time with a 64 Bit Copy, install went fine, and also creates another .OLD000 Windows 7 Folder. ( also Expected ). now i have 2 .OLD windows Folders with a hour Difference in the time stamps. so right now the "NEW system" system is up an running with all the Latest Updates.

Now here are my silly Questions, i have a Image from 11/2012. if i restore the image do i loose all the Current updates i just did on the Motherboard and Windows 7 ?

silly Questions 2. can i copy one of the .OLD folders back to the C:\ ? and then delete them both ?

or is it better just to do the Image Restore and Re update everything ?

Thanks in Advance.
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02 Mar 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Don't know how you did an upgrade from Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit. You would need to do a clean install which formats the C:\ partition and reinstall Windows 7 64-bit. Which will not give you the Windows.old folders.

Answer to your questions

1) Yes the restore will go back to the image before you downloaded the current updates . The image 11/2012 is that from your old Motherboard ?

2) Yes you could copy over the files inside Windows.old to your new created profile and then delete them using Disk Cleanup. Windows.old Folder - Delete .
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02 Mar 2013   #5
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Sorry i was not Clear in previous post, it was not an upgrade, it was and install, during the Install, i did a custom install. and it said there was a Previous Version of windows, and if i wanted to save it, i did,

Yes the The image 11/2012 is from My old Motherboard .
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02 Mar 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

That old image will have the drivers from the old motherboard. Will not work with the new Motherboard. What I would do is install the Drivers from the new Motherboard install the Updates then redo a new Image .
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02 Mar 2013   #7
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

So all i should do is make an image of the new Install, with all the MB and BIOS Updates, minus the .OLD000 Windows 7 Folder ? , backup the new image to an EXT Drive? then i can delete the OLD Images from the Old Motherboard that i have on the EXT Drive ?

How would i copy over the files inside Windows.old to my new created profile ?

Thanks in advance.
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02 Mar 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I wouldn`t, I would just do a new, clean install on the new equipment.

And don`t install any drivers other then the video card. Then run windows update, fully. Then and only then, check device manager for any more drivers you might need.
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02 Mar 2013   #9
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Copy the contents inside the Windows.old folder to an external hard drive and then do a clean install as ADDRAM insisted.

For a Clean Install Windows 7

Note   Note
Just copy Whats inside C:\Windows.old\Users\<your account> folder .
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02 Mar 2013   #10
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again, i am in the process of copying both windows.old and windows.old000 to an external drive. so i can delete both of them from the C:\ 130 gigs total

Windows.old 3/3/13 3:11 (52.8 Gigs) win 32 i think.

Windows.old.000 3/3/13 4:52 (77.4 Gigs) win 64 i think.

I think i will do a Clean install once i get the .old folders on to a EXT HD .

since my first install was a 32 bit instead of a 64 Bit. that's how i got the 2 windows.old folders

Which of the 2 Windows.old Folder files should i use to copy to the New Clean install ?

might be a bit confusing i know .
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