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Windows 7: New MB so new install ?

14 Jul 2011   #11
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Is your current Windows install OEM or Retail? If it's OEM you may have trouble activating it online. Retail versions of windows can be moved to another PC but OEM can't.


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15 Jul 2011   #12
fergiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Is your current Windows install OEM or Retail? If it's OEM you may have trouble activating it online. Retail versions of windows can be moved to another PC but OEM can't.
It's a retail version from Amazon. But I have slipstreamed SP1 with it onto a dvd to save time. However if I can use SysPrep I will not need to use it !

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15 Jul 2011   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It is possible to change out MOBO without re-installing Windows.
But Ive never tried the sysprep method, or the Acronis Method of doing it.


However, as already mentioned you will need to re-activate Windows.

IMHO, a clean install is always best with MOBO change and what I too would recommend doing.
Since you have to reactivate anyway .. why not start fresh? its a good excuse to
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15 Jul 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
It is possible to change out MOBO without re-installing Windows.
But Ive never tried the sysprep method, or the Acronis Method of doing it.


However, as already mentioned you will need to re-activate Windows.

IMHO, a clean install is always best with MOBO change and what I too would recommend doing.
Since you have to reactivate anyway .. why not start fresh? its a good excuse to
.+1
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16 Jul 2011   #15
fergiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for all the help guys.

Mobo replaced and W7 running fine. Did a clean install and had to re-activate W7 using the free phone number.

Thanks again.

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16 Jul 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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