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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

27 Jan 2014   #590
TheTankster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

hello i am getting a new motherboard soon so i will be sysprepping, will sysprep be fine with avast installed because i dont want my computer to screw up if it wont plus i cant back up an image because my computer hdd image is pretty much 100gb, so will avast be fine i think the avast program version is 6


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27 Jan 2014   #591
Kari

 

Hi TheTankster, welcome to the Seven Forums.
It's always a good idea to disable AV before sysprepping. However, if your AV program (Avast) licence is tied to a certain computer (SID), it will need to be reactivated after the sysprep.
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28 Jan 2014   #592
TheTankster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well i don't know if you can disable avast also what do you mean by disable avast? the service or just the shields? because i don't know if avast will allow you to disable the service all together. but can you still sysprep with it enabled? i will disable avast self defense module though because i have had conflicts with system restore with that enabled, with recent system restores i have disabled self defense module and system restore went smoothly.
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28 Jan 2014   #593
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums TheTankster. To disable the shields only.

Right click on the avast icon in system tray> avast! shields control> Disable until computer is restarted

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If Kari thinks that is not sufficient

Open Avast user interface> Settings> Troubleshooting> Uncheck Enable avast! self-defense module> OK

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Now go to services> Start> In search box type services.msc> Enter> Scroll down to Avast antivirus> Right click and select Properties> Stop the service> Set the startup type to disabled

After you are finished, reverse the process, set service to automatic, start the service, recheck to enable self defense within Avast.

A Guy


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28 Jan 2014   #594
Kari

 

Making the AV program inactive is enough, so I think stopping the shields for a moment is enough. Most probably you can sysprep without doing anything for Avast, this is more like a precautionary suggestion than instructions.
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28 Jan 2014   #595
TheTankster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay thanks.
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30 Jan 2014   #596
TheTankster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Also there is a way to reactivate OEM versions of Windows 7 because i switched my motherboard and followed this: Moved my hdd to a new pc. Windows 7 wants a new license
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30 Jan 2014   #597
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTankster View Post
Also there is a way to reactivate OEM versions of Windows 7 because i switched my motherboard and followed this: Moved my hdd to a new pc. Windows 7 wants a new license
Good job, MS is benevolent at times. A friend of mine also did the same thing.
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08 Feb 2014   #598
TheTankster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTankster View Post
Also there is a way to reactivate OEM versions of Windows 7 because i switched my motherboard and followed this: Moved my hdd to a new pc. Windows 7 wants a new license
You can add that link to the tutorial or rewrite it in your own words if you want Kari, it would be useful.
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09 Feb 2014   #599
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTankster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTankster View Post
Also there is a way to reactivate OEM versions of Windows 7 because i switched my motherboard and followed this: Moved my hdd to a new pc. Windows 7 wants a new license
You can add that link to the tutorial or rewrite it in your own words if you want Kari, it would be useful.
The link isn't there, but the method is mentioned in the first warning box.
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