permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]siegewolf 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago(4 children)Trust me, it took all of 5 minutes to sort it out. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]userisok 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago(0 children)Jumped from AMD to Intel Z97 and had no issues with Windows working fine. So I recommend burning a CD or a DVD instead. Licensing is different between the 2 and you mentioned 8.1 so maybe you're confusing them. http://datkey.com/windows-8/windows-8-activation-after-motherboard-change.html
Now I still have all my files but now I am stuck with an "Activate Windows" icon. Windows acted as if it was the first boot and displayed the "Getting devices ready % " progress bar. I installed Windows 8.1 64bit (which activated immediately) and a few programs and did some tweaking and testing for several days. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]tonyantonio 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago(5 children)Is there a way to solve this? Get More Information
In my opinion MS should have never attached their OS to hardware, it just makes it that much more of a pain for those of us who are always upgrading or I have three HDDs for programs and data and a SSD for my C: drive. And when i do this, just to be all clear, what 30 digit code was it, like where was it located if it was on the disk case? That should make the hardware change go smoothly.
You just have to log in to your microsoft account, call an automated number, and read off the like 32 digit code they give you. jayroxOct 17, 2014, 9:31 PM I have just installed a new motherboard using the same cpu, it booted up after restarting itself 4 times, was working fine for about 6 hours The new motherboard was using an INTEL chipset. Replace Motherboard Without Reinstalling Windows 8 Barneydog91Nov 2, 2014, 12:13 PM killerswit2013 said: dmiller79 said: On the topic of Windows activation, my understanding is that Windows makes a hash file based on the id of specific components
BUT my question is should i insert the gigabyte disc and upload everything before i tear anything apart to install the new board and chip?It sounds like that is what everyone Windows 8 Activation After Motherboard Change Also on GameFAQs...Help - Answers to the most commonly asked questions about GameFAQs.FAQ Bookmarks - Access and manage the bookmarks you have added to different guides.FAQ Bounty - Write a FAQ Right ? http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2363115/windows-pro-working-motherboard-change.html How?
Related Resources solved Reactivate my windows 8.1 pro after change new cpu and gpu? Do You Need To Reinstall Windows After Replacing Motherboard And Cpu I also wonder if I can save everything on my HD without having to redownload programs... There isn't a way around it. Marked as answer by Niki HanModerator Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:27 AM Sunday, October 20, 2013 2:16 PM All replies 0 Sign in to vote Is it for sure that Windows
See the answer I posted below. solved Will I have to reinstall Windows 10 after a motherboard swap? Windows 8.1 New Motherboard solved Reinstalling Windows 10 after Motherboard & CPU switch. How To Upgrade Motherboard Without Reinstalling Windows 10 That being said, just reinstalling and deleting everything once you upgrade will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside, it just feels fresh.
Windows takes care of itself. his comment is here May take a couple extra mins on startup, so don't panic. I obviously am using Windows 8 and most everyone has said that with Windows 8, after a mobo swap, nothing really happens, you do not have to re-install windows. It worked both times. Do I Need To Reinstall Windows With A New Cpu
No activation keys, no conflicts.I know this wasn't my experience with a rebuild using Vista. or get a new key ? They are just small files that won't even be loaded or used because the hardware they are specifically for is not present anymore. this contact form and on that screen ti asked me what country im in.
Yeah after an hour or so of playing a game it told me i had to REactivate windows.It thought i was trying to activate a second computer, which is NOT whats Change Motherboard Without Reinstalling Windows 7 Now I called MS and they told me since I purchased digitally that I would have to download the OS from the site and clean install. You're spreading FUD.
TechNet Products IT Resources Downloads Training Support Products Windows Windows Server System Center Microsoft Edge Office Office 365 Exchange Server SQL Server SharePoint Products Skype for Business See all It's probably best when you are replacing those major components to do a clean wipe though everything may seemingly work fine. On the "Drivers manager" screen, select where to look for drivers. Do I Need To Reinstall Windows 10 With New Motherboard The True Image bootable media is also Linux based.
Why does rainwater form moving waves on the ground? DRM sucks! solved Replacing windows 10 after motherboard change solved Windows 8.1 64bit is struggling to boot after a motherboard switch More resources See also solved windows 8 product key not working after navigate here If not, maybe you could boot a Linux live cd and back up with that.
I've so yet to find a Linux disttro as functional as windows 7 or 8. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]QuickBASIC 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago(3 children)Not sure how to do in more modern versions of windows, but I used to just create a new hardware profile on the drive I want to replace my z97 with another z97 that supports SLI permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]majoroutage 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago(1 child)That should be fine. Now I still have all my files but now I am stuck with an "Activate Windows" icon.
Re activate any paid programs? So now here I am sitting at a stand still, the last time I called MS I had to wait for a callback for 8 hours which I do not want Quote: This has turned into such a headache.