Hardware upgrades and win7


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Bob H

I am planning on some major upgrades quite soon, which includes a new
motherboard, cpu and ram. How will my existing installation of win7
64bit fare when the new hardware is installed.
Will I have to re install, repair, revalidate or what.

Thanks
 
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Ken Blake

I am planning on some major upgrades quite soon, which includes a new
motherboard, cpu and ram. How will my existing installation of win7
64bit fare when the new hardware is installed.
Will I have to re install, repair, revalidate or what.


You will almost certainly have to at least repair. But it's likely
that you will have to do a clean reinstallation.
 
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smithdoerr

Bob H said:
I am planning on some major upgrades quite soon, which includes a new
motherboard, cpu and ram. How will my existing installation of win7 64bit
fare when the new hardware is installed.
Will I have to re install, repair, revalidate or what.
You'll need to revalidate.

You might have to reinstall the os but it depends on whether or not the os
is on RAID, how close the new MB chips match the old, etc. If the os is not
in a RAID array you probably won't need to reinstall but you might, so plan
accordingly.
 
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Jan Alter

smithdoerr said:
You'll need to revalidate.

You might have to reinstall the os but it depends on whether or not the os
is on RAID, how close the new MB chips match the old, etc. If the os is
not in a RAID array you probably won't need to reinstall but you might, so
plan accordingly.
Acronis TrueImage 2010 along with its add-on Plus Pack (at additional cost)
will allow the user to make a backup image of the hdd and then restore that
image to a new computer with the ability to add the new drivers. I've tried
it with XP from one computer to a different computer that needed different
mb, video, audio, nic drivers and it worked. It seems that it's a possible
choice for you.
 
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Stefan Patric

I am planning on some major upgrades quite soon, which includes a new
motherboard, cpu and ram. How will my existing installation of win7
64bit fare when the new hardware is installed. Will I have to re
install, repair, revalidate or what.
Play it safe: back up your data and settings, do a clean install, restore
data and settings. Will save you lots of headaches and future problems.

Stef
 
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John Aldred

Bob said:
I am planning on some major upgrades quite soon, which includes a new
motherboard, cpu and ram. How will my existing installation of win7
64bit fare when the new hardware is installed.
Will I have to re install, repair, revalidate or what.
I have a vague memory of discussion about new motherboards in relation to
the revalidation of Windows.

I'm sorry but I can't remember where I saw this. Hopefully someone else may
have the information.

I think that the answer was that if you had a retail copy of the OS then
there shouldn't be too much of a problem with revalidation, but you may have
to contact Microsoft.

However if it is an OEM copy I believe it was said that this was registered
to a particular motherboard and would necessitate buying another license.
 
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R. C. White

?Hi, John.

One advantage of the much-maligned (often deservedly so) Windows Live Mail
is that it naturally handles long URLs:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/944d30f1-78fd-4486-83ec-b314e04dd49a

No cut'n'paste required. ;<)

MS solved this problem in the later versions of OE, and both WM and WLM
continue the proper handling. Last I checked, Outlook still does not.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-9/30/10)
Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922) in Win7 Ultimate x64
SP1 RC


"John Aldred" wrote in message

John said:
I have a vague memory of discussion about new motherboards in relation to
the revalidation of Windows.
Found the thread:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-
US/w7itproinstall/thread/944d30f1-78fd-4486-83ec-b314e04dd49a

Apologies for the split URL.
 
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Roy Smith

?Hi, John.

One advantage of the much-maligned (often deservedly so) Windows Live
Mail is that it naturally handles long URLs:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/944d30f1-78fd-4486-83ec-b314e04dd49a


No cut'n'paste required. ;<)

MS solved this problem in the later versions of OE, and both WM and WLM
continue the proper handling. Last I checked, Outlook still does not.
Yeah, but they broke it's ability to properly quote previous text in a
reply...


--

Roy Smith
Windows 7 Professional
Thunderbird 3.1.6
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:51:22 PM
 
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Char Jackson

I have a vague memory of discussion about new motherboards in relation to
the revalidation of Windows.

I'm sorry but I can't remember where I saw this. Hopefully someone else may
have the information.

I think that the answer was that if you had a retail copy of the OS then
there shouldn't be too much of a problem with revalidation, but you may have
to contact Microsoft.

However if it is an OEM copy I believe it was said that this was registered
to a particular motherboard and would necessitate buying another license.
*groan* Please don't dredge up the thread that went on for ages in
this newsgroup where a certain person incorrectly claimed that "the
computer" (for licensing purposes) referred to the motherboard, and
then went on to claim that his motherboard has a CPU and enough
storage onboard to run Windows. It was a mess of a thread. :)
 
C

Char Jackson

B

Bob H

I am planning on some major upgrades quite soon, which includes a new
motherboard, cpu and ram. How will my existing installation of win7
64bit fare when the new hardware is installed.
Will I have to re install, repair, revalidate or what.

Thanks

Ok, thanks to all who replied on this.

My license is a retail one in that I purchased the DVD separately by pre
ordering from a local store last year.
My machine is homebuilt which I tend to upgrade about every 3 years, so
this will be a major upgrade when I install a new board, cpu and ram.

I have recently cloned the win7 system from one HD to another using
Acronis, and that went ok without any further problems.

The upgrade is going to happen regardless and I guess it will be a suck
it and see situation as to what I have to do with mywin7 installation
afterwards.

Thanks
 
X

xfile

The upgrade is going to happen regardless and I guess it will be a suck it
and see situation as to what I have to do with mywin7 installation
afterwards.
I have not contributed anything to your inquiry, but would really appreciate
if you could share with us by letting us know the result.

Also, you mentioned that you will replace a new motherboard, CPU, and RAM.
I don't know if it's possible for you to replace one component at a time
(e.g. a new motherboard with the old CPU and RAM, provided they are
compatible with the board) instead of replacing all three critical
components at once.

The reason is that sometimes the activation scheme and Windows operation are
based on the accumulated scores/points of critical components changed.
Replacing one critical component at a time is more like a system
upgrade/repair while replacing all three critical components is more like
moving to a new system.

So by replacing one at a time, you might avoid a reinstallation or
reactivation.

In any case, just a thought and good luck!!
 
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Roy Smith

Outlook? Outlook doesn't do Usenet, at least not natively, right?
I was referring to Windows Live Mail, sorry I should have made myself a
little more clear on that.


--

Roy Smith
Windows 7 Professional
Thunderbird 3.1.6
Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:10:56 AM
 
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John Aldred

R. C. White said:
?Hi, John.

One advantage of the much-maligned (often deservedly so) Windows Live Mail
is that it naturally handles long URLs:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/944d30f1-78fd-4486-83ec-b314e04dd49a

No cut'n'paste required. ;<)

MS solved this problem in the later versions of OE, and both WM and WLM
continue the proper handling. Last I checked, Outlook still does not.

RC
My news client is quite happy to display a long link on received posts.
No cut'n'paste required.

However when sending a long link I have to remember to turn off the Word
Wrap feature, otherwise it forces a new line at 80 characters.
So my fault in the first attempt.
 

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