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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

05 Sep 2017   #190
Sevendaez

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

YUP, another satisfied customer. Replaced mobo with same model, and then...oh yeah, that 100mb boot partition nonsense.....how do I address that again?....and fortunately I googled correctly and found this thread, and BINGO, we back en bid-ness!

Oh, I did have to re-act, though. Not a big deal.


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14 Oct 2017   #191
jez9999

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Switched to a new Gigabyte mobo very similar to my old one because I broke the old one while cleaning. Windows 7 decided to give me STOP 0x7b on boot. This fixed it in seconds.

I just have a couple of questions:

Isn't this software paid software? Is it actually legal to download and use?

And, I'm probably being paranoid but how do I know it isn't installing a rootkit or something when fixing the machine?
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14 Oct 2017   #192
Sevendaez

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jez9999 View Post
Switched to a new Gigabyte mobo very similar to my old one because I broke the old one while cleaning. Windows 7 decided to give me STOP 0x7b on boot. This fixed it in seconds.

I just have a couple of questions:

Isn't this software paid software? Is it actually legal to download and use?

And, I'm probably being paranoid but how do I know it isn't installing a rootkit or something when fixing the machine?

Because your anti-ware should pick it up. Or not. You'll have to become a bit savvier to find out for sure.

And, who cares? There doesn't have to be money - and soon enough there won't be. As it SHOULD BE.
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14 Oct 2017   #193
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
This forum is monitored pretty well so I seriously doubt anything bad is added to the utility

On another note I recently just swapped a very old acer mother boards ssd install into a new x299 mother board and had no issues besides the absence of the original acer board had no usb3 drivers
The new board had a feature mouse and keyboard simulation I activated and everything was good so I could sign into windows and install the needed usb3 drivers
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14 Oct 2017   #194
Sevendaez

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I knew it. Four of a Kind and Definition were lots better. Back in '92 I made my own dancing dude shirt, by making a stencil out of manilla paper, and very thick fabric paint. Shirt was black, and paint was purple, did the image on the back. Used brass letter stencils for DRI on the front pocket. People who didn't know better thought it was professional work.

My experience with 7 has been only with one kind of Acer machine, manufactured around '07 I think. Dual-boot with XP, and XP doesn't exhibit the issue.
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