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Windows 7: Upgrade motherboard without reinstalling OS help?

27 Nov 2011   #1
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Upgrade motherboard without reinstalling OS help?

I've just bought a new motherboard and hooked it all up but it can't boot and restarts everytime I turn it on. How can I get my PC to work without having to reinstall Windows?


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27 Nov 2011   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

will it boot into safe mode?

asking windows to be transfered from one system to another is A LOT to ask, especially if you have an system builder copy which will only work on the original hardware it was installed on.

if you can boot into safe mode, a long shot would be running driver sweep and removing all of your previous systems drivers. But its a long shot.
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27 Nov 2011   #3
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
will it boot into safe mode?

asking windows to be transfered from one system to another is A LOT to ask, especially if you have an system builder copy which will only work on the original hardware it was installed on.

if you can boot into safe mode, a long shot would be running driver sweep and removing all of your previous systems drivers. But its a long shot.
it doesn't get past the 'starting windows' screen, and then restarts to ask me to start normally or launch repair. it's an endless loop!
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27 Nov 2011   #4
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Gave up and have reinstalled windows anyway. Can't see my 2nd hard drive anymore.
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28 Nov 2011   #6
inaniloquent

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