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Replaced broken Motherboard, Reinstall Windows?

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Hey guys, my Motherboard started acting up so I was sent a replacement (the exact same model). I just attached all my HDD and SSD and booted up and there was Windows, no Activation error no change in computer names no nothing.

I have noticed there are some very very slight start up bugs where it will use a former desktop theme but then about 30 secs later revert back to the current one. That and a quick flicker on my second monitor but apart from that nothing else happens.

Do I need to re-install Windows?
post #2 of 7
Sysprep?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html
post #3 of 7
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What is Sysprep?
Ok I just looked at that, I am using the same model, Its not a different configuration. I guess thats why I am able to boot in and it has maintained my activation and my Computer name.


I am asking with all these things and the little statup quirks, is there a need to do any type of transfer/reinstall?
Edited by edo101 - 3/18/13 at 10:10pm
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As long as you use the same board, no reinstall is needed. Also Windows activation is based on boards model, so it should stay activated too.
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Intel Core i5 3570K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8GB 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Western Digital WD1001FALS Samsung HD753LJ ST3300822AS 
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Western Digital RED 3 TB Custom Loop Lamptron FC Touch Windows 8.1 update 1 Professional 
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Dell P2414H CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Red EVGA G2 1000W Cooler Master Cosmos II 
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^Thank you! I guess the startup quirks might be due to my still unstable overclock which I am trying to fix. I suppose it wouldn;t have even booted up without it being the same MOBO model
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Switching out hardware, stock it even if its the same, one mobo may have slightly different responses.
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Originally Posted by FlashFir View Post

Switching out hardware, stock it even if its the same, one mobo may have slightly different responses.

What do you mean by stock it? Reload Windows? And yeah I definitely see where you are coming from.

If I can hold off on doing that for now, I will. I'm in school right now and my Junior level Electrical Engr classes are taking my time frown.gif
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