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Windows 7: Driver problems after changing motherboard without reinstalling window

15 Dec 2014   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #9

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Its because after countless hours of tweaking and fixing I finally have tweaked my windows and programs to how I like it.
** I'm also curious, just what kind of tweaking are you doing?


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15 Dec 2014   #12
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You just got yourself a new shiny motherboard and the rest yet you're trying to install an old Windows already spending hours to try and make it work and you'll probably have other issues that I'm sure will crop up in the future so why not follow gregrocker suggestion and do a
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
which I myself used last time I had to reinstall Windows and it just works with no issues, no conflicts and no hassles. Not much point having new hardware but forever trying to solve problems. Of course you might wish to continue to try to make it work as it's good for personal knowledge but otherwise for long term stability you should reinstall Windows
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15 Dec 2014   #13
ToreAA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hehe..guys..have you never added toolbars to windows, added addons to firefox, changed firefox settings, changed the layout of the taskbar, removed "shortcuts name" from shortcuts, added scripts to excel, editing folder view, used software to change layout of desktop, added classic explorer and startmenu?
This is the kinds of things Im talking about, Im not talking about reprogramming windows. Its just about over time adjusting windows and the programs I use to my liking. And it have taken me a lot of time to find settings and solutions I like and I dont even remember half of them.
The other part is software that I cant reinstall many times that I will lose if I do a clean install. Combing this things I like to keep my windows as many other people like to do.

About stability and perfomance, I think my currrent windows 7 installation dates back to 2011. Before I changed motherboard it was stable and I did not have any issues what so ever. Im really impressed by Windows 7, it is rock solid and I see no reason to reinstall it. With imaging, virtual machine and good maintance software win 7 is a dream to keep stable and trouble free.

Anyway, Im done defending my own choices, I did not make this post for that. Im seeking help to get this to work.

So far I tried Paragon adaptive restore and it did not work that well. Maybe beacuse I allready had started windows after changing motherboard. Next up is testing out a repair install as suggested before.
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15 Dec 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

Nobody's asking you to defend your choices, only what you tweak since we know which ones are harmful.

Since you can't adjust the image you already have possibly due to excessive tweaking of it already, reapply the image and try again with the adaptive restore which always works otherwise. If you don't have a backup image (Why?) then a Repair Install is an iffy proposition with a corrupted OS such as you have.
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15 Dec 2014   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Believe me ToreAA you do not have to defend yourself or your methods on this forum.

We are not asking you to.

We give guidance and suggestions with the information we gather from you. Because you are a new member we don't know your expertise. Are suggestions are also based on that fact.

I personally was just trying to gather information from you so possibly better suggestions could be given from us.
The word (tweak) covers many things; some Windows 7 will allow with no problems and some Windows 7 doesn't really like or want.

Because I only have two computers I do very few Clean Installs.
Also because I at times do some beta testing I find it necessary to do Repair Install and it works just fine for me. Some would rather use a backup image. Its a matter of choice.

What ever method you decide to use is fine with me; it's your computer.

If I would of changed the motherboard I would select a Clean Install. There again just a matter of choice. My reasoning is simple but might be wrong.
I want Windows 7 to see and work with my new bios and all that that curtails. Windows 7 will also be able to look at needed drivers without stumbling over the old drivers.

A Repair Install using this tutorial by Brink always works for me but I would not use Repair install with a new motherboard.

Repair Install


We will help you to do what ever you decide to select as long as it qualifies according the the forum rules.

Let us know what your choice is and the results.
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16 Dec 2014   #16
ToreAA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the understanding guys and sry for being defensive. I really appriciate your help and suggestions, and I certainly need it. There is a reason I use this forums, its so much great information here and activity. Im not good with windows and this is a complete new area for me, I have never moved a windows to a new motherboard before.

Anyway, back to case.
I made two images right before changing motherboard on seperate hard disks, one was with use of sysprep the other with only a few changes in device manager to generalize things. At the moment the disk with on only a few changes made seem to work better than the one I used sysprep on so Im testing different suggestions on that on.

I just completed a "repair install" as suggested and right after I installed lan drivers without any issues so no Im online...jippi... progress...hehe...lets see if I can get this old windows up and going..again
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16 Dec 2014   #17
gregrocker

 

Now enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)
to Check for Updates, install all Important and Optional Updates except Bing.

Other tips here for setting up and keeping a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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16 Dec 2014   #18
ToreAA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Now enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)
to Check for Updates, install all Important and Optional Updates except Bing.

Other tips here for setting up and keeping a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7
ok...so I should do that before installing more drivers from motherboard producer right?
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16 Dec 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

Yes, see what drivers WIn7 wants as that might be all you need.

It explains all of this in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which has been used by over a million people without a single complaint or return here for problems by those who stick with its tools and methods.
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16 Dec 2014   #20
ToreAA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, see what drivers WIn7 wants as that might be all you need.

It explains all of this in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which has been used by over a million people without a single complaint or return here for problems by those who stick with its tools and methods.
ok thanks, I will do that.
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