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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

22 Oct 2014   #60
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richiegt View Post
No errors in "device manager" and my Radeon HD 7850 is working fine. In your experiences, is this unusual?

Its been less than one day, but I haven't found any problems. For what its worth, I went from an ASUS to an ASRock motherboard and kept everything else.
ATI Radion drivers are installed automatically by windows update. Most other drivers are installed using windows update (all alreayd in win7 repository).

Most important is the SATA disk driver. What driver do you have now (IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)? Same as before motherboard swap? Most likey the network adapter driver was supported out-of-the-box (or the same adapter as before the swap).

No strange stuff in device manager.... all devices have correct drivers.... nice.
All programs should be working just as before the swap. There's no reason to expect any problems.


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23 Oct 2014   #61
Richiegt

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I did update the SATA drivers from the motherboard CD, along with the USB drivers and the network adapter.

I'm tickled it was as easy as it was. Thanks again for the post. I hope mine helps someone else down the road.
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23 Oct 2014   #62
gregrocker

 

The mobo CD is dated as soon as it's pressed. Your drivers should come first from Windows Update and then only if necessary the device's Support Downloads webpage, which should be kept current unlike a disk.
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02 Nov 2014   #63
djdmanny

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

For some reason it didn't work for me. I changed my asus m2n32-sli to a gigabyte ga-z97x-ud3h. I decided to upgrade because my older system crash. But I want to keep my hdds with all the programs and settings installed. Before I tried paragon I did a lot of things until I realized that windows won't boot on a different system. I can see both hdds in bios. Then i ran paragon and it didn't detect any OS on my drives. So I grabbed and old sata hdd and install a fresh copy of windows 7 and I can see the other hdds on devices but not on my computer along with the rest of my drives. So I'm here wondering what to do next. Excuse my English and my terms but I'm not a gig oThen i run paragon and it didn't detect any OS on my drivesn computers, I'm a newbie trying to do big things. I Hope you guys have some answers for me.
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03 Nov 2014   #64
gregrocker

 

Try one HD at a time.
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03 Nov 2014   #65
djdmanny

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks gregrocker for your response. Yes I tried that and it didn't work. I've created a raid with both hdds, didn't work. I've changed from raid to ide, from ide to achi and still don't work. One thing I've noticed is that even I saw them on my bios, it says "NOT SUPORTED" under each drive. I'm guessing that says that because they have the wrong drivers. Again thanks for your help.
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04 Nov 2014   #66
djdmanny

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I can see my drives on computer management (as one disk because they are on raid) but as an unallocated disk and my question is if there is a way to allocate them without losing my OS, settings, files, etc?
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04 Nov 2014   #67
gregrocker

 

With only one HD attached, work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.
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04 Nov 2014   #68
djdmanny

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Greg for your response again, that was a great post that I may try. But before, I need to clarify something I didn't specify on my last post. I'm using a third hdd on witch I'he installed a fresh Win 7 Ult+ and of course my system set it up as my primary drive (C). Now, Loading from this hdd I'm able to see my other disk (two hdds on raid) but I can't access any info from those hdds, so I can back up anything from them or at least I don't know how. Remember my goal here is to save the Os with all the programs installed on these hdds or at least my documents and files so, I'm trying to stay away from any formatting or deleting this partition. If you understand my point now, let me know if I should go ahead with your posted tutorial. Thanks again for your help.
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05 Nov 2014   #69
djdmanny

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

One more question before you answer me. Do you thing that if I allocate the drive on computer management without formatting will revive my disks without loosing all my data and the OS installed on it?. It may sound stupid but as I stated before I'm a newbie trying to do (learn) big things. And again thanks in advance.
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