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|Windows XP OEM and temporary motherboard replacement|
Windows XP OEM and temporary motherboard replacement
The current motherboard in the computer is starting
to give problem and I'm thinking of performing a temporary motherboard
replacement (the CPU and RAM will also be different). Hard disk will
still be the same.
My XP Home OS is original but OEM version
from shop in SLS.
What are the chances that I'll won't be able to
activate my XP Home OS on the temporarily repaired computer? If I'm
issued a new product key, what happens to the old one (the one tied to
the computer with old damaged motherboard)?
And when I later
change (from the temporary motherboard re
|Will Windows recognize a replacement motherboard of the same model? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums|
I understand that Windows can get a bit...upset...if you change the
motherboard without telling it, i.e. last time I upgraded my
motherboard, I just whacked the new board in, and windows wouldn't
boot because it thought it was a different computer...or something. If
I am getting a replacement motherboard for a faulty one, which is the
exact same make and model, but a different board, will I still need to
do that "prep windows" thing which lets windows know you are
going to be installing a new board?
|Windows not booting after motherboard replacement|
My HP Elite 8100 PC was giving 5 beeps upon powering up. I suspected
the motherboard was at fault so called HP's techincal support and they
confirmed this. As my product is under warranty they sent me a new
I fitted it and the PC turned on ok and I saved the
new config but it does not boot Windows. It gives me the options to
run 'Startup Recovery' which does nothing at all and 'Start Windows
Normally' which just loops back to this option screen.
HP back and they say I shouldn't have had to have done anything else
to enable the new motherboard to work so sent me another one and the
same thing has happened.
Does anybody have any ideas?
|Windows 7 Boot problems after motherboard replacement|
To start with, yeah I know ... clean install is the best way to go ...
Please don't go there. This shouldn't be so hard to do:
to replace a motherboard. I installed (as best I could
"install") the drivers of the new motherboard in the
previous environment and for those things I couldn't install (gee,
that hardware isn't present ... duhhhhhh) I copied the installation
files to the hdd and then copied the inf's to the windowsinf
directory, just for the halibut.
I removed/disabled all the
system devices I could which were specific to the previous motherboard
and then shut down.
Reboot to the new and boot fails, momentary
blue screen wh