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Windows 7: Wiping PC - Need step by step.

10 Feb 2015   #11
ZhadowZ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Thats what I bought in 2012.

And the motherboard is not crap, its just I am switching from AMD to Intel CPU so I had to switch the motherboard. Its actually the CPU that is crap/behind in tech.
But they do not need to know that.

So download the ISO and Contact Microsoft, do you have a more direct instruction on this? Sorry I am just a bit worried now because I am really not in the mood to spend another $80 if they don't let me do this.


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10 Feb 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

If you want to adjust the current Win7 to boot on the new hardware and it will not start on it's own, then Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD.

If you prefer you can start fresh with a Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

When/if reactivation at Control Panel>System is rejected then use the phone option to plead your case. Activate Windows 7 by Phone - Windows 7 Help Forums
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11 Feb 2015   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZhadowZ View Post
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Thats what I bought in 2012.

And the motherboard is not crap, its just I am switching from AMD to Intel CPU so I had to switch the motherboard. Its actually the CPU that is crap/behind in tech.
But they do not need to know that.

So download the ISO and Contact Microsoft, do you have a more direct instruction on this? Sorry I am just a bit worried now because I am really not in the mood to spend another $80 if they don't let me do this.
Well mate I am just saying that is what you might have to tell them a little fib I know it is really not quite the thing to do but if you are insistent on not paying for another OEM then you will have to do that. But you do what you think best.

I simply pointed out that the original install of the version you have got if it is an OEM will be tied to the AMD board and if you install the same OEM version on the Intel board then it will not activate. I cannot be clearer than that.
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11 Feb 2015   #14
ZhadowZ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes, but if I uninstall it from this board wouldn't it just work?

Gregrocker, I will just take your advice. Thank you.
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11 Feb 2015   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZhadowZ View Post
Yes, but if I uninstall it from this board wouldn't it just work?

Gregrocker, I will just take your advice. Thank you.
Well mate if you find out how to do that - that is take the activation code from a motherboard (uninstall it as you refer to it) that the code is already tied to and use it on another one without help from Microsoft then you are the first person I know that can do that.

I am not trying to be pedantic it is just the way it happens you just cannot change the rules as and when you please if so we would all be at it.

I think you will find Greg will agree with what I have already told you it is the agreement you take on with Microsoft when you install an OEM of Windows or any OEM software from them.
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11 Feb 2015   #16
gregrocker

 

Reports are that MS is making exceptions on moving OEM version to new mobo. This may have to do with OEM being the only version available now. So you can try phone activation if activation on the new mobo fails.
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11 Feb 2015   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well this is news to me and good news anyway so I hope the OP can do that anyway I should have butted out much earlier and got on with other things
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13 Feb 2015   #18
ZhadowZ

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Okay, so I switched out my:
CPU and Motherboard.

And booted up my PC and everything works like I didn't even change anything at all.
All I did was installed drivers.

I havn't even messed with Windows, (Like reinstalling or anything yet) because it just seems to be working fine.

Previous:
AMD 975 BE X4 Phenom
Radeon 5450

Now:
i5 4690
HD 4600 Integrated Graphics (Until arrival of my GTX 970

I did have to open up Start menu > right click computer > properties > Activate Windows

But I think all is good?
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