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       19 Nov 2017 #431

    OH!
    I forgot to add, after either choice, when my disk is in the new build, and if everything is hunky-dory, I then activate my Pro license.
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  2.    19 Nov 2017 #432

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Hey Tommy, do you just move your old system disk to the new machine, and let Windows make adjustments for the drivers, or do you do a clean install?


    I was thinking of running slmgr /upk before taking my current build apart, moving the system disk(M.2) to the new board and seeing of it boots,

    OR...

    The better choice, after running slmgr /upk, then run %windir%System32SysprepSysprep.exe

    Choose ‘Enter System Out-of-Box-Experience (OOBE)’ for ‘System Cleanup Action’, select the check box ‘Generalize’, select ‘Shutdown Options’ as ‘Shutdown’ and click ‘OK’.

    Then let the ‘System Preparation’ tool generalize now the Windows system setup and shutdown.

    Then disassemble this system, build the new one, move the system disk to the new one.

    Boot into Windows and let it now install the default drivers and update the system registry.

    At last it boots finally into Windows and then I need to enter all necessary information as needed at the time of a fresh installation.

    Create a user for the PC, do not put the old user name as it already exists in the system.

    The reason to create a temporary user, is for the purpose of completing the process.

    Then I can log-on with the old user name choosing from the list at the log-on screen.

    Windows now boots to default OOBE first boot desktop where all installed programs are there, also my old user profiles and folders as well.

    Lastly, NOW I can delete the temporary user profile that I have created earlier.
    Nice information Cliff, I copied it for future reference if needed. :)
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       19 Nov 2017 #434

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Nice information Cliff, I copied it for future reference if needed. :)
    Ah Mike, I haven't done it yet.... ever.
    This is what I will try though, from my research, it worked on Win7, but there is always that chance stuff can go south,
    I just have to much software that needs reinstalling and many with licenses(mostly free ones from ShareWareOnSale, so I#m not sure some of it can be reactivated, and would hate to have to wait until I can get it again, as I am pretty impatient

    I talked with Shawn about it, but he is also not sure if it will work
    So I told him when I start to do it, I will create a thread, and make a "Diary" of it, and if it works, he could then make a tutorial on it.
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  5.    19 Nov 2017 #435

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Hey Tommy, do you just move your old system disk to the new machine, and let Windows make adjustments for the drivers, or do you do a clean install?


    I was thinking of running slmgr /upk before taking my current build apart, moving the system disk(M.2) to the new board and seeing of it boots,

    OR...

    The better choice, after running slmgr /upk, then run %windir%System32SysprepSysprep.exe

    Choose ‘Enter System Out-of-Box-Experience (OOBE)’ for ‘System Cleanup Action’, select the check box ‘Generalize’, select ‘Shutdown Options’ as ‘Shutdown’ and click ‘OK’.

    Then let the ‘System Preparation’ tool generalize now the Windows system setup and shutdown.

    Then disassemble this system, build the new one, move the system disk to the new one.

    Boot into Windows and let it now install the default drivers and update the system registry.

    At last it boots finally into Windows and then I need to enter all necessary information as needed at the time of a fresh installation.

    Create a user for the PC, do not put the old user name as it already exists in the system.

    The reason to create a temporary user, is for the purpose of completing the process.

    Then I can log-on with the old user name choosing from the list at the log-on screen.

    Windows now boots to default OOBE first boot desktop where all installed programs are there, also my old user profiles and folders as well.

    Lastly, NOW I can delete the temporary user profile that I have created earlier.
    I pretty much just swapped the mobo out with the cpu and that's all i let windows update and fix the devices

    It's the same platform as well so it shouldn't be any issues plus using the same board type as well i'm sure if i get any hiccups i'll do a clean install for now it 's pretty smooth
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  6.    19 Nov 2017 #436

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Ah Mike, I haven't done it yet.... ever.
    This is what I will try though, from my research, it worked on Win7, but there is always that chance stuff can go south,
    I just have to much software that needs reinstalling and many with licenses(mostly free ones from ShareWareOnSale, so I#m not sure some of it can be reactivated, and would hate to have to wait until I can get it again, as I am pretty impatient

    I talked with Shawn about it, but he is also not sure if it will work
    So I told him when I start to do it, I will create a thread, and make a "Diary" of it, and if it works, he could then make a tutorial on it.
    Ok understood, thanks for the info anyhow.
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       19 Nov 2017 #437

    But the question is...
    Does it still work on Win10?

    Jay Q JayzTwoCents, just swaps the disks, he said, without the sysprep rigmarole.

    But I feel the sysprep method would be better, as then I wouldn't have any of the drivers from the prior system in there, therefor less a chance of compatibility issues.

    Have you ever done this method Steve?
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       19 Nov 2017 #438

    solarstarshines said: View Post
    I pretty much just swapped the mobo out with the cpu and that's all i let windows update and fix the devices

    It's the same platform as well so it shouldn't be any issues plus using the same board type as well i'm sure if i get any hiccups i'll do a clean install for now it 's pretty smooth
    See, I'm going from a Z170 chipset to the Z370...
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  9.    19 Nov 2017 #439

    Cliff S said: View Post
    See, I'm going from a Z170 chipset to the Z370...
    That's what i did besides if you use the same board type etc.. i wouldn't worry about old drivers all the updates roll right over them all
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       19 Nov 2017 #440

    solarstarshines said: View Post
    That's what i did besides if you use the same board type etc.. i wouldn't worry about old drivers all the updates roll right over them all
    Ok.
    I'm getting another(much better) m.2 SSD, same size, and I can reimage over to it, so I have two copies of my system drive, then set one up with sysprep, and the other without, and try both ways, just to see
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