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post #2001 of 2941
You probably need drivers for Smart Connect, Rapid Start and Management Engine 8, my E3G3 needed those drivers after update
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I've had a couple of issues not POSTing on a cold boot. There are a few more options in BIOS than the previous version, but I am almost certain I put all my OC settings back to the way they were. On a warm boot everything starts up fine. I changed some C state settings but I need to let it sit for a while to see if it boots correctly again. I haven't checked the drivers, I know the first boot after BIOS upgrade it did restart 3 times as well and then went on to install a bunch of drivers. I haven't looked to see which drivers were changed. I do have one unidentified device.

To bigmac, did you try the automated phone system? When I replaced motherboards I needed to call that up, it puts you through a series of numbers you need to enter. Don't talk to their customer service, the automated system might be able to get you in. Windows might not have recognized your motherboard with the new UEFI and think it's a different computer.
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post #2003 of 2941
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I've had a couple of issues not POSTing on a cold boot. There are a few more options in BIOS than the previous version, but I am almost certain I put all my OC settings back to the way they were. On a warm boot everything starts up fine. I changed some C state settings but I need to let it sit for a while to see if it boots correctly again. I haven't checked the drivers, I know the first boot after BIOS upgrade it did restart 3 times as well and then went on to install a bunch of drivers. I haven't looked to see which drivers were changed. I do have one unidentified device.
To bigmac, did you try the automated phone system? When I replaced motherboards I needed to call that up, it puts you through a series of numbers you need to enter. Don't talk to their customer service, the automated system might be able to get you in. Windows might not have recognized your motherboard with the new UEFI and think it's a different computer.

I've had some issues posting on OC settings identical to the old BIOS, attempts to post about 2-3 times then finally manages to boot on one of the tries. Still trying to narrow down the issue but nothing is popping its head out so far.
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post #2004 of 2941
I emailed MS a copy of my receipt and also contacted Amazon as instructed by MS. I've only installed this copy of win 7 once and only activated once. Seems strange that it activated the first time if it wasn't legit as MS claims. Either way MS or Amazon has to make it right. BTW its not OEM its a retail version.

Onto the other issues. I still have one unknown device that I can't figure out what it is. I installed the new Intel Rapid Start software and drivers and that eliminated 2 unknown devices. But this last one has me stumped frown.gif Thanks for the replies so far.
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post #2005 of 2941
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I emailed MS a copy of my receipt and also contacted Amazon as instructed by MS. I've only installed this copy of win 7 once and only activated once. Seems strange that it activated the first time if it wasn't legit as MS claims. Either way MS or Amazon has to make it right. BTW its not OEM its a retail version.
Onto the other issues. I still have one unknown device that I can't figure out what it is. I installed the new Intel Rapid Start software and drivers and that eliminated 2 unknown devices. But this last one has me stumped frown.gif Thanks for the replies so far.

If it is retail version swapping the motherboard does NOT invalidate the serial key. Since everyone is installing Intel MEI, have you give it a try? Though I don't understand why consumer needs Rapid Start or MEI in the first place.
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post #2006 of 2941
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If it is retail version swapping the motherboard does NOT invalidate the serial key. Since everyone is installing Intel MEI, have you give it a try? Though I don't understand why consumer needs Rapid Start or MEI in the first place.

The problem is MS is saying the key code itself is invalid. But I would really like to know why all this happened after the bios update. Just doesn't make any sense to me.
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post #2007 of 2941
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I've had some issues posting on OC settings identical to the old BIOS, attempts to post about 2-3 times then finally manages to boot on one of the tries. Still trying to narrow down the issue but nothing is popping its head out so far.
I've ran into this issue myself. I'm pretty sure it has to do with your RAM settings. Leave your RAM at stock voltage and under RAM settings, leave everything at auto. Your PC should now boot properly IF you have a stable OC that is.
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post #2008 of 2941
As I said, you might need to activate Windows by phone using their automated service. Many times if you change motherboards (or in this case probably recognized something different for some reason) it needs to be activated over the phone. Go to this link and it's near the bottom. It will direct you to enter a series of numbers. It can't hurt to give it a try. I've had to do it more than once with the same OS. As has been said, if it recognizes a different motherboard because of a BIOS change it doesn't invalidate your license. It just think you tried to install it on a second computer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/activate-windows-7-on-this-computer
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post #2009 of 2941
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I've had some issues posting on OC settings identical to the old BIOS, attempts to post about 2-3 times then finally manages to boot on one of the tries. Still trying to narrow down the issue but nothing is popping its head out so far.

Does it fail to post the first time you startup that day, or does it fail to post after you've been using the comp for a while? I had the same issue with an Asus board, but in both cases it only did it from a cold boot. I never had a problem after that until the next day. I fixed it on the Asus board by changing OC settings but I didn't think this would be the issue in this case going to 2.02 if I was using the same settings.
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post #2010 of 2941
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As I said, you might need to activate Windows by phone using their automated service. Many times if you change motherboards (or in this case probably recognized something different for some reason) it needs to be activated over the phone. Go to this link and it's near the bottom. It will direct you to enter a series of numbers. It can't hurt to give it a try. I've had to do it more than once with the same OS. As has been said, if it recognizes a different motherboard because of a BIOS change it doesn't invalidate your license. It just think you tried to install it on a second computer.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/activate-windows-7-on-this-computer

As I've stated it was ONLY installed once and ONLY on this pc. I don't think I tried installing it on 2 pc's as I have 3 pc's that each have their own LEGIT OS. I realise that you don't know me but you shouldn't assume things because you know what the first 3 letters of assume are, right?
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