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#1 gcstyler

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:15 PM

We replaced a mobo that had the intel chipset with a AMD chipset mobo. We did an over the top repair and when windows comes up it says you must activate windows BEFORE you can login. if you say ok it goes to a blank desktop with no icons. I can't activate since the ethernet drivers are not installed and the activation screen does not come up with the code you need when you call Microsoft to activate by phone. I also get a error message saying Microsoft Feeds Synchernization has encountered an error. This is an customers computer and I don't want to format and install since he would loose all his programs.

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#2 CompuMechs

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:24 PM

Recommended procedure for hardware replacement of motherboard when client wishes to maintain current operating system:

(1st question - was the system booting prior to motherboard replacement / 2nd question - did you make an image of the original system prior to repair?)

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:50 PM

FWIW:

Changing a Motherboard or Moving Hard Drive - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

Intel® Application Accelerator - Moving a Hard Drive to a New Motherboard - http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/sb/cs-009290.htm

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