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#1 tictx


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 01:49 PM

I have all my genealogy on the HD. When I replace the MOBO will the files still be intact or will there be other problems to confront? Would also like recommendation for a basic replacement MOBO. AMD preferred.

Edited by hamluis, 27 February 2018 - 03:11 PM.
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 01:55 PM

your files will not be affected

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 02:00 PM

Best advice is ti buy the exact same board unless you are upgrading, then the story changes!

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 02:06 PM

If you do not install the exact same motherboard as with the one your replacing, the pc might not boot up into windows and you won't be able to access that software. If you can, make a back up of the data base from the genealogy software. That way you can re-install the software and use the back up to re-install the data base without losing anything.

If you have an older motherboard you might find a replacement on ebay or something like that

Edited by Joe C, 27 February 2018 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 03:08 PM

If Windows does not boot with new mobo, just add another HDD and install Windows again.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 03:10 PM

If you change motherboard (manufacturer and model) and they are not the same...chances are that you will need to reinstall Windows, with a valid license.


If this is an OEM system (manufactured by Dell, Lenovo, etc.)...such will pretty much be a certainty, since a change of motherboard is considered a change of system by OEMs.



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