I was researching the internet for a solution to upgrade my Motherboard without having to reinstall Win10 and all the software I use in my recording studio. I've been messing with this pc for half a year and it's one problem solved then another pops up. I need to run an application from Windows 7 on faster hardware with multiple cores: the existing setup is good, however, I am seeking better. The universal restore feature provided by will allow users to restore Windows system to another computer with dissimilar hardware. But that means that the only thing I have is a product key, my windows 10 is not lnked to my account. I am running Windows 7 Pro on my skylake cpu right now. Thanks for help, as I have never changed motherboard before! You still have to watch out for the default disk controller driver, and sometimes uninstall your graphics driver before the hardware swap.
Though I am not only thinking about how Microsoft sees this, but whether it'll just work as opposed to earlier versions of Windows that would crap out if as much as a graphics card was changed without uninstalling stuff first. So far, that hasn't happened and it's very doubtful Microsoft ever will do that again. Hope this works for someone, Good luck! This thing maxes out my 50mbit line with openvpn while single core cpu utilization is around 15-20%. That's because each installation of Windows is unique to the computer it's being installed on and contains specific drivers and hardware settings for that computer. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Hi. To just make a quick summary: 1.
But, it's a cool little cheap mother board that does it's job. This will enable to get on line after you have re-installed Windows. Your response will be really appreciated. Windows 10 has no problem with it and installs the correct driver. My other computer running Windows 10 seem to work fine. Once I got the drivers installed with Windows 7 and booted up to the desktop, I discovered another problem. Sysprep basically tells Windows to behave as if you're starting Windows for the first time and allows it to use drivers for your new hardware while keeping all your old data and settings.
I based my purchase on that and Usb 3 capabilities. So now i fucking have a computer that doesnt work. It isnt easy now days but possible. Any advice would be much appreciated. As it currently stands, its B360 and Z370 models are exempt from the Windows 7 support roll-out.
Do you know how this exact same thing can be accomplished on a Windows2012ServerR2 instead of Windows10? Also, thanks for the info about how you reactivated Windows. Modifying Registry in an improper way may result in serious issues. Make sure the top radio button is selected and click next. I've gotten to the Choose a Recovery Tool window and am trying to figure out which one to choose: Startup Repair, System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, or Command Prompt. It went through the process of configuring for the new hardware. I am, however, willing to do any steps to manually delete or install new drivers, no matter how complex or time consuming the steps are. Essentially what you need to do is remove all the drivers that your operating system has associated itself with.
Another reviewer commented it doesn't work with linux, that is obviously not true. It is possible to remove them from the registry, but it is complicated and not the best solution. But at least all your files and data will still be there. It still has a dead ram slot and I did use the recommended ram, but. I have an old Dell Studio that came with Windows Vista about 7 years ago.
I use a Dell Optiplex 760, my daughter Lenovo 57e. Oh well — at least you finally got it all sorted! Easiest way to do that is to run sysprep. Whether or not you have to purchase a new license. I put the windows 7 reinstall cd in and started my computer. Any suggestion how to resolve the activation issue without buying a new key? Explain the circumstance to them and they should provide you with a new activation code.
Sort by: or Check out our , all guides are compiled by our Trusted Techs. But if I legit have to reinstall windows, i want to fix that. But then came Windows 10, your only option was to reinstall everything including the license. If it didn't, an automated phone call to Microsoft was all it took to get back up and running. Will this method work in this case? Basically, I need to manually delete the old drivers from the old hard drive, or find some way to install the new drivers on it whilst booting from the secondary drive. Meta: So I ought to at the very least get an repair option? At the first screen press Next.
You will need the same Windows version as the one that's already installed. Follow the steps below to modify Registry: Step 1. I did get a notification about an update or something but it just asked for my Microsoft pin and then did the troubleshoot all on its own. I was just about to shell out 200 bucks to get windows 10 reactivated when I received your response, which restored my faith and gave me the necessary boost to fight on… for justice! Chances are it wouldn't boot anyway, as the hard drive has the installed operating system on it, including the drivers for the old motherboard. No, you cannot just boot up happily.