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Upgrading MOBO and processor....

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  1. jackwadden

    jackwadden Thread Starter

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    Hey just got a new mobo and processor to upgrade my current computer, will my OS work if I just replace the mobo and processor or do I have to take extra steps in order for it to work?
     
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    It will if it's the same motherboard, but if it isn't you will need to reinstall the OS. You may get away with just doing a repair of the OS, but that's never a guarantee though.
     
  3. jackwadden

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    Yeah Im putting in a completely new motherboard, whats the process I have to go through to transfer the OS?
     
  4. jackwadden

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    Also, I really don't care about anything on the hard drive besides my OS, so make this as easy as possible for me, thanks
     
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    Is your computer a factory-brand one that came with Windows pre-installed in it, or is it a custom/home-made one that had Windows installed in it afterwards?

    Do you have the Windows disc, and is it an "OEM" or "Retail" disc?

    What version and bit version of Windows was installed in it?

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  6. jackwadden

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    It was factory brand, I have a disc from another computer in my house with the Windows installer, and 64 bit
     
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    What's the brand name and model name and model number of that factory-brand computer?

    What's the description of the computer that the Windows 7 64-bit disc came from?

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  8. jackwadden

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    They are both HP Pavilions, but im replacing mine with a Gigabyte MOBO
     
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    Let me see if I understand you correctly.

    You have 2 HP Pavilion desktops (unknown model numbers).

    You want to replace the motherboard and processor in one of those desktops.

    You want to use the Windows 7 64-bit disc from the other desktop in the desktop that you're upgrading.

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  10. jackwadden

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    pretty much
     
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    You haven't clarified if those 2 HP Pavilion desktops are identical or are 2 different model numbers.

    You haven't clarified if that Windows 7 64-bit disc is a factory restore disc that came with or was created in one of those desktops.

    It doesn't really matter though because what you're wanting to do isn't going to work.

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  12. jackwadden

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    Ok I got it working, Windows launched fine, I completely swept my hard drive, but I cannot connect to the internet, I plug in the ethernet cable, but it does not detect a connection, any help?
     
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    You need to identify the devices in that new motherboard and then obtain and download and install the drivers for them.

    Its support site should have all the drivers you need.

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    You are going to have problems. You cannot change the mb on a big box system and then use the operating system that came with the computer. OEM type windows lic are valid for the original hardware only. You change the mb and you need a new copy of windows.

    While you may have gotten the system to boot, you will most likely not be able to activate windows.
     
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    I told him what he's trying to do isn't going to work. I'm curious as to what he did.

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