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  1.    08 Jul 2017 #1
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    Michigan USA
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    Swap my old motherboard for new day. Correct me if I'm wrong, please?


    Today is swap my old motherboard for the new one day. I have a new CPU, MB & RAM & for the moment, re-installing the old GPU.


    • The CPU is an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 that comes with a cooling fan & is pre-coated with thermal paste.
    • Once all is installed check if all fans are working as the PC is started.
    • Then, press Delete to enter BIOS settings to designate which HDD is boot, RAM is recognized & other hardware is working.
    • Proceed to desktop & get Windows Security to recognize new hardware on old PC license.
    • Update whatever is necessary to new hardware & possible BIOS upgrade.


    Have I forgotten anything?
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  2.    08 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
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    I think you will need to clean install. Make sure you have installation keys for all your software so reinstall will go smooth.
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  3.    08 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,061
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi GaRoss.

    Since you are making such a drastic hardware change you may wish to visit this thread, especially last link, "You recently made a Significant Hardware change.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter


    You may also wish to check out this link.

    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License


    Since this is a new build I like to do some burn in testing. First I would run a memory test for at least an hour. Memtest86 tutorial in our library. Then I would use Prime95 to test stability and cooling. You need to have something to monitor temps.

    Once settled in I would make an Image with a tool like Macrium reflect. Then if something goes in the wrong direction when loading software you have a solid restoration level.


    Ken
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  4.    08 Jul 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    I think you will need to clean install. Make sure you have installation keys for all your software so reinstall will go smooth.
    Hi Dude.
    I upgraded from Windows 7
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    The key was with Windows 7.
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  5.    08 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    Hi GaRoss.

    Since you are making such a drastic hardware change you may wish to visit this thread, especially last link, "You recently made a Significant Hardware change.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter


    You may also wish to check out this link.

    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License


    Since this is a new build I like to do some burn in testing. First I would run a memory test for at least an hour. Memtest86 tutorial in our library. Then I would use Prime95 to test stability and cooling. You need to have something to monitor temps.

    Once settled in I would make an Image with a tool like Macrium reflect. Then if something goes in the wrong direction when loading software you have a solid restoration level.


    Ken
    Thanks Ken,
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    At this time Windows is fully updated. I'd download & run the necessary tests as you mentioned.
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  6.    08 Jul 2017 #6
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    Your windows will be able to be activated, using the significant hardware change posted above. I was referencing to all your other software.

    It may work, but you could possible face issues going from your Intel to AMD. That is just my opinion recommending a clean install
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  7.    08 Jul 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Your windows will be able to be activated, using the significant hardware change posted above. I was referencing to all your other software.

    It may work, but you could possible face issues going from your Intel to AMD. That is just my opinion recommending a clean install
    Sorry, I misunderstood your meaning.

    Might need to do that as one of my programs is for video editing & # of cores & threads are important for rendering.
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  8.    08 Jul 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARoss View Post
    Sorry, I misunderstood your meaning.

    Might need to do that as one of my programs is for video editing & # of cores & threads are important for rendering.
    The choice is yours. It may work just fine for you, or may cause issues. Congrats on the new harware
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  9.    08 Jul 2017 #9
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    Finally got everything running & doing the "reactivating Windows after hardware change" right now. Only hiccup was I didn't select Windows 10 in BIOS for my OS. All seems OK so far but I need to give all my software a try over the next day or so.
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  10.    08 Jul 2017 #10
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    Nice, let us know
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