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Windows 7: Windows 7 OEM + New Motherboard Issue(help needed)


19 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Windows 7 OEM + New Motherboard Issue(help needed)

Hey guys,


So my computer is HP Pavilion p6-2220t and I plan to swap out my motherboard for a better CPU upgrade. Now I have a pretty big issue with making this move and that's whether or not when I make this switch will my OEM Windows 7 still be active on this new motherboard by ASUS(H61 chipset/same as current mobo) so after I make this switch can anyone let me know what will happen if I just replug everything in with the new mobo+cpu will Windows 7 boot up but as if it's in some bootlegged version? Could I call Microsoft to ask for a replacement key.


This is not just an upgrade my audio chip on the mobo seems to have fried & tends to have some very odd issues not caused by instability in anything else (I checked).

Any help is greatly appreciated !

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19 Nov 2013   #2

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The HP Pavilion p6-2220t Windows 7 OEM, can not be used on the new new motherboard by ASUS.
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19 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

theog how would I go about this then? Buy another Windows 7 home premium and do what from then on?
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19 Nov 2013   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you are looking at replacing the motherboard and CPU then a decent PSU could be in order. Then essentially you're looking at building a new PC. Good cases don't cost a lot and would run strips around the HP. You'd need to buy an OEM or retail OS. You could just keep the HP as a second/backup PC. It is all $ I know.
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19 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMaxedCape View Post
theog how would I go about this then? Buy another Windows 7 home premium and do what from then on?
From then on, enjoy your new computer.

Newegg has Seven Pro on sale right now. An OEM license is good for ONE computer. Changing the CPU and Motherboard creates a different PC from that assigned to the license. (Unless the change is to the same type and model of the original.)
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20 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Could I possibly use the same HDD as I do not have the extra money to put into one at this moment? I mean I could try to buy another Windows 7 off newegg then but I just want to make sure because after this point of replacing the motherboard and cpu my computer is already moved cases new psu +graphics card and such. Which would mean like you said I already would be considered as making a new computer setup now.

So if I just plug in my HDD to the mobo then try to turn it on will it boot into Windows 7 and from then on I could just buy a key or do I do something weird and uninstall Windows 7 from the HDD or something.

Also, a big thanks to you guys for responding to this it is so awesome of you I need this help badly lol.
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20 Nov 2013   #7

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Method 1 in this tutorial shows you how to use Windows System Preparation tool to generalize your Windows installation to be used in a new setup: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Kari
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20 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Kari's tutorial will/might get you started but you'll still need a new key. If you show up on the forum with other problems and key is still a HP OEM key or a hacked key, you'll probably get banned. It's an illegal installation.
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20 Nov 2013   #9
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You can use the same HDD with the new mobo which in rare cases will start on its own, or by either using Kari's method to SysPrep to move HD to another computer or by booting Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to P2P adjust Windows 7 to the new hardware.

You can also try to reactivate with the OEM COA Product Key, even call the Activation phone option which sometimes will yield unexpected results. But most likely you'll need to insert a new Product Key for your version within the next 30 days at Computer>Properties.
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