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HP A1730 Motherboard Issues?


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#1 daveinfv

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

A few months ago my video card died, so I bought a new one this last weekend and installed. PC wont recognize the card on the PCI-E slot. Then tried to enter BIOS and disengage the onboard video which still functions but my bios wont show any sort of setup menu optiuons, only a memory check option. Would love to upgrade with a nice barebones kit and swap my harddive over, but I hear HP has a code on the OS that wont allow this to happen unless you upgrade with another HP branded motherboard.

Anyone have any luck swapping a HD with OS from an HP to a non HP build?

Help please, and thank you all in advance.

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#2 Baltboy

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

Trying to do that rarely works not because it is HP but because it is different hardware. The OS will need to be reinstalled. Plus per Microsoft's OEM agreement the OS is legally tied to that particular machine and is not transferable.
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