|30 May 2013||#1|
Sysprep/OOBE - Installing new hardware
Back in February I got a new case, mobo, and RAM to upgrade my machine, and after I set them in, I was getting a BSOD loop. I don't remember the exact way that I went about the Sysprep, but I used it to wipe the old mobo drivers so that the new one would install. This ended up working and all was fine.
Just yesterday I purchased a new Processor that fits the FM2 socket, it is 64 bit allowing me to use all of the RAM I can on my machine, and I am concerned that I may need to Sysprep again. It was a handful of months ago, but as I said, I don't recall the whole procedure.
My question is, will I even need to run Sysprep in the case of a new CPU; and if so, which Sysprep path do I take for this?
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|30 May 2013||#2|
Hi RDLG004, welcome to the Seven Forums.
To completely wipe and delete all hardware related drivers and force Windows to reinstall them you need to use the generalize switch with sysprep:
%windir%\system32\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /reboot
Using sysprep with generalize switch causes Windows 7 to lose all activation information, and it needs to be reactivated afterwards. If your Windows 7 is an OEM version, you might not be able to reactivate it, at least not without phone activation option.
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