Solved: Windows won't boot

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You updated to a new motherboard?
You probably have an OEM Windows version.
A OEM Windows works only works with ONE motherboard. (The windows on your hdd/ssd is ''sticked' to that motherboard)
That might be a reason, why it doesn't work. (Because you upgraded your motherboard)

Processor, video card, RAM, dvd-drive, new hdd/ssd upgrades are okay :)
(They should be compatible with the rest of the hardware though)

The motherboard is probably why you have problems.

My solutions:
Get your old motherboard and put the new processor in that motherboard (if compatible)
OR
Re-install Windows with the new motherboard and processor and it should work (I can't guarantee it)
 

crjdriver

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You cannot swap mb without either following the procedure outlined at the top of the forum OR just clean installing windows. At this point [new board already installed] you are pretty much limited to clean installing windows.

Note if you installed a new board into a dell, hp, or other big box system, you are going to need a new copy of windows as well. If you have a retail version of windows, then you can install it as many times as you want [as long as it is only installed on one system at a time]
 

TMD45X

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I tried to fix the issue but I couldn't, I had no other option but to reinsall Windows. My old processor was a 1st gen i3 and the new board is socket 1155. Is there a way to "convert" my Retail copy of windows to a system builder version?
 

crjdriver

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Is there a way to "convert" my Retail copy of windows to a system builder version?
No. I am wondering why you would even want to [if it were possible]

A retail version ie a real MS disk can be installed as many times as you want. An oem or system builder version is legally linked to the original hardware.
 
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