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Windows 7: Changing Motherboard, Same Install?

10 Aug 2010   #11


It works about half the time in about 25 attempts I've made.

Reinstall the Product Key at Computer>Properties or using slmgr commands.

If it works there is no reported performance hit, chkdsk comes up clean every time so far.

You can force it to work using Paragon Adaptive Restore.

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11 Aug 2010   #12


I went ahead and attempted to just replace the mobo without doing a fresh install....

Success! Booted into safe mode and w7 installed all the drivers for the mobo. Then I booted into regular windows, installed the rest of the drives, no issues.

The about screen said I had three days to validate windows, went ahead and did it and validated it without issue.

I've loved W7 since the very first leak. <3
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11 Aug 2010   #13


The drivers for the mobo were likely already in the installer which has nearly every modern mobo and SATA driver.

Glad it worked.
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12 Aug 2010   #14

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

That's great.
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12 Aug 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Glad it worked out for you.
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