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repair install of W7 for motherboard change

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by winpc, Jul 10, 2016.

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  1. winpc

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    I presume when changing the motherboard, if I can't get the pc tower to boot after the change over, I merely do a upgrade re-install of W7 ?

    Please correct me if I'm mistaken !
     
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  3. winpc

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    Yes its the same PC but this question is W7 specific and not related to hardware so thought it best to post in the appropriate section.

    What's your opinion on a re-install of W7 ?
     
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    That eMachines 730 desktop is over 10 years and probably came with Windows XP or an earlier Windows version.

    You should address the motherboard replacement and Windows 7 install issues in your other thread.

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  5. winpc

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    I've sourced the answer I need.

    W7 repair installs are only possible when boot to W7 so if you can't boot to W7 after a motherboard change, you need to do a fresh install of W7, having done a data backup first of course.
     
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