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try to load windows on safe mode it will come up with bsod if you are installing the old hdd to a new motherboard
Yes, that is what is happening right now
it will allow you to start in safe mode windows once you are in there go into the device manage and remove all the hardware device drivers and then reboot the computer then it will ask you to reinstall new driver
install the drivers disk which came with the new motherboard then it will install
No, it does not allow me to start in safe mode
when trying to start in safe mode, it also gives me a bsod
that means the windows is not allowing the generic drivers for the new hardware
do you have data which you would need on the old hdd
you will have to backup the data first we cant risk it
the fact is
when you change the hardware configuration of the main motherboard windows xp and vista still can run and update itself but windows 7 and 8 will require a fresh os reinstallation as it dont allow the windows registry to modify.
this is the fact
if I can put the HDD in another machine, would it be possible for me to install drivers in that way?
you mean remove the drivers on the other computer and then connect it to the new mobo
yes, would that be possible?
rather, I still have the old motherboard and CPU
I could just put those back in the machine and go from there
connect the hdd to the old motherboard and copy all necessary data on a flashdrive or other media you prefer
ok, and then what?
once you are sure you have the data backed up then put the hardrive to the new board
and do a clean os reinstall
i will give you all the steps
do you have the windows 7 disk along.
I do not, but I do have a product key
well without a disk you will not be able to install it
ok tell me about your old computer
the make and model number and did windows 7 came preinstalled?
the computer was built from www.cyberpowerpc.com
windows 7 did come preinstalled
I originally had an amd phenom II x4 955 cpu and the motherboard was an asustek M4A87TD EVO
I have replaced the cpu with an AMD FX-8350 and the motherboard with an asus crosshair v formula-z
when you purchased the computer amd phenom II x4 955
in december 2010
sir in this case you will have to buy windows 7 disk then we can proceed with clean installation. You may try connecting the old hdd to the old motherboard once it boots to windows desktop screen then you may try going into the device manage and remove all the drivers from the list once the box is empty turn off the computer remove the hdd and connect it back to the new motherboard and see if it allows windows to boot.
chances are less but you may try or else you will have to buy a windows 7 disk
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should i give the steps to follow.
step1. connect the old hdd to the old computer and turn it on and go to windows
step2. copy all the data to a flash drive or any external driver you want to save and verify the data after copying.
steps3. click on start >> search and type in devmgmt.msc in the run box and hit enter
it will open a device manger box remove all the drivers one by one and do not restart the computer till you have removed all the drivers from the list
step4. turn off the computer unplug the hdd and attach it to the new computer
turn on and let me know if windows load.
I just finished putting the other motherboard back into the case, I am starting up windows now
did windows load without a problem
yes, on the original motherboard windows loaded just fine
now back up all your data you want ion an external drive
ok, this may take a while as I have 200+ gbs of files to transfer
I have a question
if I were to boot my system up in safe mode on this motherboard
and then I uninstalled the old mobo and cpu drivers and installed the new ones
would I then be able to put the hdd in with the new hardware and have it function?
as i said earlier that windows 7 will not function on a new motherboard as installed on an old motherboard we are try taking a chance if it works we dont need the windows 7 disk to purchase or else you have to buy one.
ok, so even installing the drivers for the new hardware on the hdd wouldn't work
we are giving an option to the operating system windows to not recognize the old settings.
it it has the info in it registry then it will not allow windows to even load at the HMA (high memory area) of the ram
logically its not possible but we are trying to bypass and install the new drivers
back up data then remove all the device drivers shut the windows down completely remove the hdd and try it on the new motherboard see if windows load
michelle, I am getting one long and two short beeps when trying to start up the system now
check the memory module remove it and reinsert it back
done, that fixed it
Michelle, I obtained a copy of windows from a usb from a friend
I am booting from the usb right now and it is preparing to reinstall windows
is there a way for me to keep my previous data, or is it best to format it entirely and start fresh?
let me know if you get stuck in any screen
when it prompts me with "Which type of installation do you want"
should I select Upgrade or Custom?
does the usb drive has the windows 7 full version
use custom and then tell me the screen or options you get
it asks me for the partition
I selected the only available option
what are the options
I only had 2 partitions, one being the system partition and the other the regular one I
it has now finished installing and is starting up windows
it must boot from the harddrive now
did you get a disk with the new motherboard
Yes I did. It is actually still completing the installation, I misinterpreted what I saw on the screen
but it is in the last step it seems
it's taking it's sweet time to finish with the installation
I'm just getting sleepy now lol
windows has finished installing
I am now installing the software from the cd that came with my motherboard
its going to install the drivers and dont forget to install the chipset driver first
then the others like network, sound video etc
I clicked on the option to "install all", is that ok?
yes that is ok
it seems to be working now
all I have left to do is update all the drivers and reinstall old applications
but the system is functional now
Thats great now all you have to do is transfer your data back from the external drive to this computer
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that is correct
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