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Windows 7: Help!!!!!!!!

29 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7/vista
 
 
Help!!!!!!!!

K I have a serious issue right now.. I just put in a new mobo and cpu into my pc... My pc was running oem windows before the upgrade now i cant start windows up nor do startup repair... (im on my laptop) so my main concern is how am i going to get my pc up and running with little to no pain... please help quickley before my computer blows up XP.


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29 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

I'm so sorry, inform yourself a lil earllier:
"OEM software is also tied to the motherboard it is first installed on. Unlike the retail versions of Windows which can be transferred to a new computer, OEM versions are not transferable. What about upgrading hardware? Microsoft says that anything is fair game, except the motherboard. Replacing the motherboard in a computer results in a "new personal computer," which the company considers to be synonymous with a transfer. It's not permitted with an OEM edition of Windows."
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29 Jul 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try Running Paragon Adaptive Restore CD on the new PC


A bit late for this but,Take a look at this tutorial:
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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29 Jul 2011   #4

windows 7/vista
 
 

i know that oem is linked to my mobo but ive heard that if you run a repair it will fix the drivers... i did have some disks made so that i am able to do recovery but i wanted to know if that will work or not... i dont want to reformat just to repair stuff
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29 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xtbs View Post
i know that oem is linked to my mobo but ive heard that if you run a repair it will fix the drivers... i did have some disks made so that i am able to do recovery but i wanted to know if that will work or not... i dont want to reformat just to repair stuff
You might be right, but your license key is lost with this mobo thereotically, you may be able to activate a clean install, but I guess you are not.
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29 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Your options are to put the old mobo back in and SysPrep Windows 7 so it can be moved to new hardware: SysPrep to move HD to another computer

Or boot to run Paragon Adaptive Restore CD on the OS to change out the drivers now.

Or use a backup you've saved to reimage the HD: System Image Recovery

Or run factory Recovery from its partition or Recovery Disks which came with the computer or you made off the Recovery Partition.

or clean reinstall Windows 7 with an installer for your version: Reinstalling Windows 7

You may have to do phone activation when inserting key and hope that MS gives you an exception to the mobo change which normally invalidates OEM activation.
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29 Jul 2011   #7

windows 7/vista
 
 

i found an old xp disk laying around so im gonna use that until i can get everything settled
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