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Windows 7: Help / Advice replacing MB, CPU & RAM

18 Aug 2015   #1
msowards

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit & Professional
 
 
Help / Advice replacing MB, CPU & RAM

The current system I have I built back in '09. I've wanted to replace the MB for years because it's had some quirky problems. My system just today(18 Aug) said it was ready for upgrade to win 10, after being registered since the first day Microsoft made Win 10 registration available, but I want the HW upgraded before I do that. The last time I did a 'Heart Transplant' was back in the XP days and I had little to no trouble with it. I just want to know if windows 7 copy security will give me too much trouble and if there are any gotchas that I should look out for?


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18 Aug 2015   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

As long as your Windows DVD is a retail version, you shouldn't have a problem. You can't just boot from the disk for the new MB and CPU. Windows will have to be reinstalled along with the MB drivers. If you bought an OEM version of Windows, I'm afraid you're out of luck as it is a ONE PC license. A new motherboard constitutes a new PC and the OEM license won't transfer.
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18 Aug 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As stated
You can click the start button and right click the Computer listing and click Properties,
On the bottom where it says Product ID
what is the three # listing say OEM or something else 112/ 114/ 129/...
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18 Aug 2015   #4
msowards

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit & Professional
 
 

OK Well I do have a full license Windows 7 Ultimate , But I'll have to go dig for the DVD. This is different than XP, it automatically would detect driver differences and you could install them. So you're saying I have to do a re-install or can I do a repair? The main reason I'm trying this heart transplant is to save all the old software I have installed (hundreds of programs and apps).
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18 Aug 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What exactly do you mean by Full License?
Microsoft doesn't have Full, half full ect license.

It either Retail or it isn't. You need a Retail License to be able to properly move/use Windows 7 to another motherboard or computer.

If you have a Retail License you can move the License to another computer as long as the Retail license is use on one computer at one time.
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18 Aug 2015   #6
msowards

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit & Professional
 
 

The product ID is not an OEM one. IT is a full license; I remember the funky plastic case the Microsoft started using back then. I'll just have to find the disc.
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19 Aug 2015   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

You can try a boot from the old disk. The worst that will happen is a BSOD. You WILL need your key and will have to recertify Windows on the new PC. And you will need to install the drivers from your MB disc.
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