Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #590

    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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  2. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
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       #591

    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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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #592

    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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  4. Posts : 53,684
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #593

    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

    Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer-shields.jpg

    If Kari thinks that is not sufficient

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

    Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer-self.jpg

    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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  5. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
    Thread Starter
       #594

    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.
    Last edited by Kari; 28 Jan 2014 at 09:12.
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  6. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #595

    Okay thanks.
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  7. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #596

    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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  8. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #597

    TheTankster said:
    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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  9. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #598

    TheTankster said:
    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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  10. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #599

    TheTankster said:
    TheTankster said:
    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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