Switch to full style
User discussion forum for items related to technology in general.
Forum rules
Post a reply

How to Change Only The Motherboard in Win 7

Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:09 am

Hi All:
I am wanting to change my motherboard. I am not changing anything else. Neither board has onboard video but both do sound and LAN. Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3. I use TeraByte products BIBM, IFW, and dual-boot retail versions of Win XP SP3 and Win 7 Ultimate x64 through BIBM. I would really like to avoid having to rebuild this installation.

I have read some (On SevenForums) of a product that helps with moving your OS from one MB to another but what is your opinion of what I would have to do the way I am set up?

One of my concerns is Win7's boot files are now on it's home partition. I used Terabyte tutorial to accomplish this when I installed BIBM. Would this complicate matters as you understand it?
Thanks for any help.

plain

Re: How to Change Only The Motherboard in Win 7

Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:05 pm

See http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/videos/ifl/osdtool-sample.wmv


"plain" wrote in message news:10234@public.tech.misc...

Hi All:
I am wanting to change my motherboard. I am not changing anything else.
Neither board has onboard video but both do sound and LAN. Gigabyte
GA-990FXA-UD3. I use TeraByte products BIBM, IFW, and dual-boot retail
versions of Win XP SP3 and Win 7 Ultimate x64 through BIBM. I would really
like to avoid having to rebuild this installation.


Re: How to Change Only The Motherboard in Win 7

Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:23 pm

Okay Thanks for the help.

Re: How to Change Only The Motherboard in Win 7

Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:40 am

Chances are you will need to re-validate Win 7 at least.

Acer had to replace my MB and that is what happened.

Try just doing a normal restore of your latest image(s).
Mary

On 8/31/2015 1:09 PM, plain wrote:
> Hi All:
> I am wanting to change my motherboard. I am not changing anything else. Neither board has onboard video but both do sound and LAN. Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3. I use TeraByte products BIBM, IFW, and dual-boot retail versions of Win XP SP3 and Win 7 Ultimate x64 through BIBM. I would really like to avoid having to rebuild this installation.
>
> I have read some (On SevenForums) of a product that helps with moving your OS from one MB to another but what is your opinion of what I would have to do the way I am set up?
>
> One of my concerns is Win7's boot files are now on it's home partition. I used Terabyte tutorial to accomplish this when I installed BIBM. Would this complicate matters as you understand it?
> Thanks for any help.
>
> plain
>
>

Re: How to Change Only The Motherboard in Win 7

Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:26 pm

On Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:09:03 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
plain disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>I am wanting to change my motherboard. I am not changing anything else.

Backup your Win 7 partition. Change your motherboard and bootup. Win 7
should manage the changes without problems. You may have a few reboots
and the worst that could happen is that you would be exposed to
MSoft's excellent and traumatic-free licence revalidation system.
Honest, it was as bad/good as that when I did much more.
--
Cheers,

DrT

** You've never known happiness until you're married;
** but by then it is too late.
Post a reply