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Windows 7: Swaping motherboard with new one


03 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 
Swaping motherboard with new one

I am getting a ASRock 890GX EXTREME4 and a 1tb hdd and was wondering what would be the best way if possible to install the new motherboard while keeping my games and everything installed only changing the drivers for my old mobo with the new one? I am thinking of cloning my drive to the new one and maybe doing a repair install but not sure how I should this, also I would need to reinstall the drivers for my vid and sound card?

ASRock a780gmh/128m changing to a ASRock 890GX EXTREME4
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Version 6.1 Build 7600

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03 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Utimate 64 build 7600 Sp2
 
 
swapping mb

Hi
To be honest its a bit hit and miss, I have done similar upgrades in the past and they have all gone bad when then new mb is installed but I haven't tried it on a Windows 7 build b4,all you can do is try and if all else fails a fresh format isn't the end of the world.

Cheers Mark
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03 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello smr202010.



The best way to go would be to use a free program like Paragon to create an image that can be transferred to another Hard Disk Drive though you may have to make a robo-call to MS to sort the activation.

As long as the Windows is not an OEM version, if so it won't activate on the new mobo.


Paragon Adaptive Restore Technology

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