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Windows 7: ASUS motherboard replacement

28 Jun 2011   #1
bill gutekunst

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
ASUS motherboard replacement

I will soon replace my faulty ASUS p8p67 pro mother board with its exact replacement (except for the new on board revision). Has anyone else already done this? If so did you have to do a Win 7 clean install? I am hoping that I will not have to that.


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28 Jun 2011   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I haven't done it, but there should be no need to re-install Windows.

You may have to activate it again, though. Changing the MAC address of the onboard network controller may be enough to trigger that, neglecting any other changes.
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28 Jun 2011   #3
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I had to replace my motherboard (for different reasons) but replaced it with the exact same kind. I didn't have to reinstall and it activated as normal.
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29 Jun 2011   #4
bill gutekunst

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Thank you. That's good news. I will not lose any other software that has already been activated.
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29 Jun 2011   #5
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

no, you shouldn't. It should be just like you left it.
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29 Jun 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

You may not even need to reactivate if its the exact same model.

Changing to a different model mobo or other major hardware changes may require SysPrepping the HD on old hardware first in order for it to start on the new hardware: SysPrep to move HD to another computer

This can be done with an automated GUI booting Paragon Adaptive Restore CD on the new hardware and pointing it at the moved HD or it's image.
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