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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

08 Apr 2014   #20
dobsy01

win7prox64
 
 

Sweet Mother of God -

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I cannot express how grateful I am for this guide and software.
Worked perfectly.

Thank you.


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21 May 2014   #21
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You are a hero. I had been trying for a day straight to boot into windows after replacing my motherboard with absolutely no luck. These instructions and program got me in within minutes and it was super easy. You saved my 900 gigabytes of games and programs from being wiped

I made this seven forums account just to thank you, if you want any feedback on how Paragon went for me just let me know.
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22 May 2014   #22
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ocman76 View Post
You are a hero. I had been trying for a day straight to boot into windows after replacing my motherboard with absolutely no luck. These instructions and program got me in within minutes and it was super easy. You saved my 900 gigabytes of games and programs from being wiped

I made this seven forums account just to thank you, if you want any feedback on how Paragon went for me just let me know.
It was just a few clicks (all default) isn't it?
Did you have to reactivate windows 7?

System Protection - Turn On or Off step 6. Any fake disks there? All "system protection" settings are what they were automatically? Otherwise.... configure the fake disks (protection OFF).
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22 May 2014   #23
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
It was just a few clicks (all default) isn't it?
Did you have to reactivate windows 7?

System Protection - Turn On or Off step 6. Any fake disks there? All "system protection" settings are what they were automatically? Otherwise.... configure the fake disks (protection OFF).
Yup, I was able to get through the whole program in about 3 minutes! I let it automatically install the correct drivers.

I have not yet been asked to reactivate windows 7, however I have only had the computer running for about 5 hours now and I am right now in the middle of a upgrade repair install of the OS (I am posting this from another computer).

When the upgrade installation finishes (hopefully it will it, failed the first time) I will check the status of system protection and post back here.

Thanks again for the help!!
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22 May 2014   #24
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Why do a repair install? What error message first time and in which phase?
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22 May 2014   #25
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ocman76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
It was just a few clicks (all default) isn't it?
Did you have to reactivate windows 7?

System Protection - Turn On or Off step 6. Any fake disks there? All "system protection" settings are what they were automatically? Otherwise.... configure the fake disks (protection OFF).
Yup, I was able to get through the whole program in about 3 minutes! I let it automatically install the correct drivers.

I have not yet been asked to reactivate windows 7, however I have only had the computer running for about 5 hours now and I am right now in the middle of a upgrade repair install of the OS (I am posting this from another computer).

When the upgrade installation finishes (hopefully it will it, failed the first time) I will check the status of system protection and post back here.

Thanks again for the help!!
Please check "device manager" to see if no "other devices" are there. And no missing drivers. Install new motherboard drivers anyway.
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22 May 2014   #26
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why do a repair install? What error message first time and in which phase?
Im not repair installing because of an error, but because my computer could use it. It is almost 4 years old and could use the reinstall. I thought changing out the motherboard would be as good a time as any.
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22 May 2014   #27
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ocman76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
It was just a few clicks (all default) isn't it?
Did you have to reactivate windows 7?

System Protection - Turn On or Off step 6. Any fake disks there? All "system protection" settings are what they were automatically? Otherwise.... configure the fake disks (protection OFF).
Yup, I was able to get through the whole program in about 3 minutes! I let it automatically install the correct drivers.

I have not yet been asked to reactivate windows 7, however I have only had the computer running for about 5 hours now and I am right now in the middle of a upgrade repair install of the OS (I am posting this from another computer).

When the upgrade installation finishes (hopefully it will it, failed the first time) I will check the status of system protection and post back here.

Thanks again for the help!!
Please check "device manager" to see if no "other devices" are there. And no missing drivers. Install new motherboard drivers anyway.
Will do, as soon as this upgrade repair install finishes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #28
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ocman76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why do a repair install? What error message first time and in which phase?
Im not repair installing because of an error, but because my computer could use it. It is almost 4 years old and could use the reinstall. I thought changing out the motherboard would be as good a time as any.
Are you really doing a "repair install" as explained on Repair Install ? What problems do you expect it fixes?
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22 May 2014   #29
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ocman76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why do a repair install? What error message first time and in which phase?
Im not repair installing because of an error, but because my computer could use it. It is almost 4 years old and could use the reinstall. I thought changing out the motherboard would be as good a time as any.
Are you really doing a "repair install" as explained on Repair Install ? What problems do you expect it fixes?
Yes, I want to reset my services and device drivers (I didn't uninstall any drivers for my old stuff at all, I have exchanged some hardware components). I have also read/heard that a reinstall can free up hard drive space (not so sure if this is true).

Another thing, I'm curious to see if it will change the performance of my computer at all, perhaps speed up the boot sequence. Probably not, but I have tried just about everything else I can think of to help that. This is an entirely different topic unrelated to this thread though.
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