1. Joined : Sep 2014
    New Orleans Northshore
    Posts : 129
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Replacing motherboard?


    I probably missed seeing this in other threads. But here goes anyway. This particular word station is Windows 10 Pro upgraded from 8.1 Pro, I have not upgraded to the AU Upgrade. I have proprietary that I just haven't had time to see how it will work we don't expect an upgrade on that until Spring so that's that.

    The mother board crashed over the weekend I'm replacing with a similar Motherboard Old Asus Z97 Pro-Gamer new Asus Z97 A/USB3.1, very similar.

    All hardware going back in, is he same CPU RAM VIDEO Card The only thing changing is he MB

    My plan is to hook it up and see what happens? I have done the same with windows XP and 7 I expect it to go well? I have Images backed up with MR if I have failure then Restore MR Image Using Redeploy to different hardware. I guess I'll have to Phone call to get it to Activate?

    Any advise greatly appreciated
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,423
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Sounds like you've got everything right. Windows 10 is very tolerant of being moved to new hardware, and you will probably have to call Microsoft for help with activating. If you had upgraded to the Anniversary Edition then the digital license linked to a Microsoft Account and the built-in activation troubleshooter would probably save you the phone call - but since you didn't, have to call.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    New Orleans Northshore
    Posts : 129
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    Yep i'm hopeful, for all my software. I have one business program I'm concerned about Its a Access 2012 DB running a proprietary Runtime 2010 hopefully it doesn't get screwed up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4

    Yes, I have seen not necessary similar makes but different makes but same model MB's accepted. If you have a Win 8 retail key - that would be the best bet - as it still works for digital licences (the ethics of using it, after official discontinuation, notwithstanding)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    New Orleans Northshore
    Posts : 129
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    Hmmm you know I did a clean install of 8.1 just weeks before upgrading to 10 but I think I used an upgrade from 7 to 8.1, I have that number so I'm putting the MB together now I guess I'll have it all figure out in a couple of hours hopefully
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    New Orleans Northshore
    Posts : 129
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    Yes thanks Superfly and NavyLCDR, I just had to change the windows product Key, typed in my Windows 8 pro upgrade key number, boom it worked didn't have to call or anything.
    Office 2013 did require a Call and all the numbers but worked.
    All other software so far seem to be activated and working properly
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,423
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    Yes thanks Superfly and NavyLCDR, I just had to change the windows product Key, typed in my Windows 8 pro upgrade key number, boom it worked didn't have to call or anything.
    Office 2013 did require a Call and all the numbers but worked.
    All other software so far seem to be activated and working properly
    And proof that the free upgrade to Windows 10 is still alive and well.....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Can't run some built-in apps like OneNote since replacing motherboard
I was having some issues with my new-at-Christmas laptop - Dell Inspiron 5559 - and the Dell tech support guy sent a tech to replace my motherboard. That was a couple of weeks back. At about the same time, I noticed that OneNote wasn't working any...
Software and Apps
Solved replacing laptop HDD with SSD after W10 upgrade
replacing laptop HDD with SSD after W10 upgrade and activation If I clean install W10 to the new SSD, will Windows activate automatically..... thanks
Windows Updates and Activation
Solved Replacing Edge
Just uploaded W 10 and want to replace Edge as my browser with Internet 11,how do I do this please.
Browsers and Email
Solved replacing motherboard
Guys, I'm planning to change my motherboard soon (defective ports and still USB 2.0) to a more recent motherboard. Coming from windows 7, I understand that replacing the parts would require a reinstall of the OS but maybe it will be a different case...
General Support
Replacing linux with 10?
So I had windows 8 which over time, I digitally upgraded to 8.1 then 10. As I upgraded to 10 I never got a key or anything. A few weeks into 10 a buddy wanted me to try linux mint to see how I liked it, which I do a lot however it's more of a a...
Installation and Setup
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:34.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums