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#1 rahnman

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:30 PM

I'm trying to move my Win 7 drive to a new motherboard.   Windows tries to boot, it get to the colored dots and then it reboots.  Everything in the BIOS looks good.



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 04:24 PM

You have to repair the installation - and may even have to re-activate Windows.

 

https://www.winhelp.us/non-destructive-reinstall-of-windows-7.html


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for the reply. I have used the Windows repair dick. No luck   I have done a clean install on a different drive with no issues just to check the hardware.  It runs fine.



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Posted 01 September 2015 - 06:21 AM

It's the repair installation that has to be done - where it replaces the Windows files, registry entries, and reactivates the OS.

As W7 wasn't designed for this, I'm uncertain how it works on current machines..

 

The problem is that the system identifies that OS installation with the old hardware (there's several different things that go on here).

This'll include the different hardware, the fact that the different user accounts on that system are tied to that hardware, and that the activation of that particular installation is tied to the old hardware.

 

These are the 2 choices we give customers at work:

- we can continue to mess with this.  There's no telling if it'll work or not - so we could spend weeks on this and still not get it to work.

- or, you can backup your essential files, wipe the hard drive and install Windows "clean" - then copy the backup into the new installation.

 

You may want to also post over in the W7 forum for some advice from the experts there:  .http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/167/windows-7/

This is far enough outside of my area of expertise that I can't say I know a lot about it.


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 08:38 PM

Thanks for the reply, I'll probably try to do a clean install. 






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