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Windows 7: New motherboard and CPU


22 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
New motherboard and CPU

My computer has just quit on me because of an apparent motherboard problem. I am using this as an opportunity to upgrade both the board and the CPU which are en-route as I write this. I moving up from an Athlon 64 socket 939 to a Phenom II socket AMD 3 on an Asus M4A88T-M/USB3 board.

Reading through the tutorial on transferring 7 to a new computer it appears to me that the new system will not boot or am I misunderstanding? I assume this means that I will have to re-install everything so, should I just re-install over the existing OS or should I format the drive first?

I would appreciate any advice or observations on the processes that I need to follow to successfully get the new system working. I feel sure that the information is already here somewhere but I'm not sure where, or what to look for.

My computer knowledge and skills are very limited so I warn anyone replying that their input will probably generate even more questions from me.


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22 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You are getting new chipsets, so you need a re-install.
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22 Jan 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Follow this tutorial to do a clean installation:

Clean Install Windows 7

Yes, its best to format the hard disk completely - you will get the opportunity to do that during installation. Be sure to backup any data prior to installation.

If you have any questions, post them here and we can help you.

Regards,
Golden
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22 Jan 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do you have a retail OS or an OEM OS - this matters for the activation.
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22 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do you have a retail OS or an OEM OS - this matters for the activation.
OEM
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22 Jan 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do you have a retail OS or an OEM OS - this matters for the activation.
OEM
In that case you will have to talk Microsoft into activating your OS. Maybe a robocall will do, but in case you have to talk to a live person, think of a good (sad) story. Activation and registration of a Microsoft product
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22 Jan 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
OEM
Ouch - OEM's are tied to the original motherboard, which you are now changing, so it becomes superfulous. You will have to follow WHS's advice, as there isn't any other alternative unfortunately.

Good luck,
Golden
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22 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
OEM
Ouch - OEM's are tied to the original motherboard, which you are now changing, so it becomes superfulous. You will have to follow WHS's advice, as there isn't any other alternative unfortunately.

Good luck,
Golden
The OEM disc did not come with a system, I bought it with some components, does that make a difference?

On edit, the packaging reads "OEM System Builder Pack"
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22 Jan 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
The OEM disc did not come with a system, I bought it with some components, does that make a difference?
On edit, the packaging reads "OEM System Builder Pack"
Unfortunately not, it was tied in to the motherboard as soon as you installed the OEM.
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23 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
but in case you have to talk to a live person, think of a good (sad) story. Activation and registration of a Microsoft product
This works. Just tell them what happened.
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